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Our founder William Our Mission. "To equip economic decision-makers in... emerging countries with the tools of commercial success."

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We Launch. We helped launch an online payment system in a teaching hospital in Ghana—giving patients an easier option to settle their bills. WDI at work in a Ghana teaching hospital We Build. We helped build monitoring, evaluation and learning tools at three social enterprises in Latin America—enabling them to tackle key business challenges. WDI at work in South America Our founder William Our Mission. "To equip economic decision-makers in... emerging countries with the tools of commercial success."

— William "Bill" Davidson, 1922–2009

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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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Our Renewed Commitment to Racial Justice & Opportunity

A statement from WDI President Paul Clyde affirming our commitment to the causes of equality and freedom

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