Publications & Reports

Browse editions of our journal, Early Childhood Matters, and our Early Childhood in Focus series of briefing notes, along with other selected publications and reports. All are free to download or read online.

Indicators for CHIld-friendly Local Development

As part of the Child-Friendly Smart Cities initiative, currently being implemented by India’s National Institute of Urban Affairs, this publication provides indicators to assess the gaps relating to child development… Read more

Early Childhood Education and Services for all

This report shares policy recommendations emerging from the Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years (TFIEY), is an international project convened by the King Baudouin Foundation together with 13 partner foundations… Read more

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Whole Family Approach

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Whole Family Approach - The Aspen Institute - Bernard van Leer Foundation

This new report from the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Ascend at The Aspen Institute develops a “two generation” approach to reducing poverty and improving child development by improving services… Read more

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion report - Synthesis report of the Case Studies in Ghent, Belfast and Rome – Policy Recommendation

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion report - Synthesis report of the Case Studies in Ghent, Belfast and Rome – Policy Recommendation

Based on the three case studies in Belfast, Ghent and Rome, this report brings out key findings on Roma inclusion with respect to parenting support, access to quality early childhood… Read more

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion – Case study Rome, Italy

An estimated 40,000 people from the discriminated-against Roma minority live in substandard conditions in Italy – around 9,000 of them in Rome, many in fenced camps located far from basic… Read more

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion – Case study Ghent, Belgium

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion – Case study Ghent, Belgium

This case study looks at the Bridging Figures project in Ghent, which supported improving communications between Roma parents and schools so Roma children can access a quality education: approximately 250… Read more

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion – Case study Belfast, Northern Ireland

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion – Case study Belfast, Northern Ireland

This case study looks at the Roma Community Outreach project in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which aimed to increase parenting skills among Roma parents and grandparents with young children and promote… Read more

Early Childhood Matters 2016

The 2016 edition of Early Childhood Matters features contributions from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake; WHO Assistant Director General Flavia Bustreo; Alice Albright and colleagues at the Global Partnership for… Read more

Annual Report 2015

Bernard van Leer Foundation - Annual Report 2015

This edition of the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Annual Report shares highlights from our work in 2015 and explains the thought processes that led us to the three new solution… Read more

The State of Young Children in Israel 2015

The State of Young Children in Israel 2015

Prepared by the Israel National Council for the Child, this report presents data on children aged 0-6 in Israel - such as parental religion, poverty rates, kindergarten attendance, immunisation, and… Read more