Seizing opportunities, strengthening synergies: Lima frames a collective strategy to advance early childhood development, 2019–2021

In 2019, Jorge Muñoz had a chance to champion children and take some of his ideas to scale. As newly elected mayor of metropolitan Lima, a city of almost 11 million, he oversaw basic services for about a third of the country’s population.

This case study shows how the mayor directed the metropolitan government’s Social Development Department and a small interdisciplinary team of architects and social scientists (1) to identify lessons learned from pilot projects, (2) to establish new ways of assisting infants and young children, and (3) to coordinate to get the job done. When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in the capital city in 2020, the metropolitan government and its team continued this work.

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.