Governing from a child’s perspective: Recife, Brazil, works to become family friendly, 2017–2019

In 2017, Geraldo Julio, the mayor of Recife, began to invest in early childhood development as an innovative strategy to address crime and economic inequality.

This case study explores how city departments were aligned, legislation passed and an existing public-private urban planning partnership engaged to pilot projects in two neighbourhoods. Bill Steiden explores the lessons that had been learned by mid-2019 about improving access to services for families with young children.

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.