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Located at the University of Michigan, we are an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.

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With deep expertise across multiple industry sectors and disciplines, we partner with profit-seeking firms and nonprofits to develop and apply proven business practices.

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Harnessing the latest innovations in education, we provide world-class management training opportunities for the global leaders of today and tomorrow.

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A Business Model That Fights Malnutrition

In winter 2019, WDI sponsored 11 Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP) teams that worked for organizations around the world. Each team was comprised of four MBA students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

This is the story of one team’s impact, as told through the eyes of  MAP team member Nadia Kapper.

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