A foundation for sustainable development: advancing towards a new era for young children and families


Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, the Bernard van Leer Foundation funded its first major project aimed at enhancing the development of young children: the Project for Early Childhood...

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Progress and challenges in ensuring healthy births and babies


Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 have been remarkably effective in galvanising advocacy and action on maternal and under-5 mortality over the past 15 years. As the Sustainable...

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Bridging survival and development in the post-2015 agenda: partnerships in nutrition and early child development


Inadequate nutrition and stimulation are key risk factors associated with poor development of children. This article first describes their prevalence and then explores the rationale...

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The Jamaican early childhood home visiting intervention


The Jamaican early childhood intervention has received considerable attention from child development experts, economists and policymakers interested in promoting the development of disadvantaged...

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Parenting in times of war: supporting caregivers and children in crisis


Humanitarian interventions to support and guide parents and caregivers in times of war can mitigate the negative effects of violence and chaos on children and promote their resilience...

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Saving Brains: innovation for impact


Grand Challenges Canada – which is funded by the Government of Canada and supports bold ideas for big impact in global health – is four years into an initiative to identify and scale...

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Looking back to the future: early human development in 2030


As the global community comes to the end of the Millennium Development Goals period and defines new aspirations for the next 15 years, we should recognise that how the world looks...

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