The Bernard van Leer Foundation is active in a set of countries that together reflect global diversity in economic, geographical and cultural terms. This diversity is intentional. They believe that by working in dissimilar contexts, they can help test the global relevance of ideas and approaches and are also well positioned to share what they learn across regions.
In this spirit, they also have a global programme through which they engage in selected partnerships outside of the core set of countries. The purpose of this programme is to tap into centres of excellence in line with their strategic priorities and to seize emerging opportunities to spread what they are learning to help serve children in places where they do not plan to have a long-term active engagement.