Reducing inequality by focusing on the very young: Boa Vista, Brazil, deepens its investment in early childhood development, 2009–2016

Since well before Boa Vista joined the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 programme in 2017, the city’s five-term mayor, Teresa Surita, had prioritised early childhood development services as crucial for narrowing the gap between rich and poor. Building on work already done, Surita and her department heads undertook projects including a data dashboard and alert system.

This case study explores how those efforts stayed on track despite the challenge of assisting refugees fleeing Venezuela.

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.