Because profitable business is a force for economic and social freedom
We Solve for Business
—William Davidson, 1992
"To equip economic decision-makers in... emerging countries with the tools of commercial success."
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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.

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Learn about our New Labor Practices Group

Achyuta Adhvaryu, associate professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, is leading our recently formed Labor Practices group.

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