Solving for Business Because business drives economic growth
& social freedom
To equip economic decision-makers in emerging countries with the tools of commercial success
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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.


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.

Launching the 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Global Case Writing Competition

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the William Davidson Institute again are partnering to broaden the selection of diversity, equity and inclusion-focused business cases with the second annual DEI Global Case Writing Competition. Administered by WDI Publishing, the competition seeks case submissions designed to help the business world improve its understanding of DEI-related challenges and objectives.

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