About Us

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.


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


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

Insights 21–22

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are proud to highlight how WDI is Solving for Business with our partners in our annual Insights report.

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