Bridging the divide: Coalition building for early childhood development in Istanbul, 2016–2020

As skyscrapers replaced parks, Istanbul developed a reputation for not sufficiently considering the needs of young children. In 2016, the Istanbul95 programme partnered with four district municipalities to create a digital-mapping tool to help locate vulnerable children, conduct regular home visits to hundreds of families, and design child-friendly public spaces.

Based on interviews conducted in June and July 2020, this case study explores how principles of early childhood development are now becoming embedded in the work of Turkish local governments.

We have commissioned an ongoing series of case studies on our partnerships exploring ways to take services for babies, toddlers and caregivers to scale.

Our case studies with Princeton University look at implementing Urban95 from a municipal leadership perspective in various cities around the world.

Browse all Management case studies here.