On April 24, 2017, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) marks its 25th anniversary. William Davidson, a proud U-M alumnus, business leader and philanthropic trailblazer, founded the Institute in 1992 with the powerful call to action that is quoted at the top of this page.

Twenty-five years later, WDI continues to carry forward Davidson’s vision by developing market-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries, implementing and evaluating them on the ground, and disseminating our findings to the public.


At WDI, we are happy to celebrate this milestone with our partners at the University of Michigan, as well as our stakeholders in business, government and the public sector around the world. This page will be regularly updated with news, features and opportunities to learn and engage with WDI as we honor our past and, like Davidson, look to a future with greater economic opportunity.


Celebrating 25 Years

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