- Winners Announced in the DEI Global Case Writing Competition
Tuesday, July 27, 2021Learn more about the Winners of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Case Writing Competition - a challenge with the goal of eliciting and sharing case studies that would encourage critical thinking around effective DEI measures in business.
- Clinic to Hospital: After the Pandemic, Improving Health Care Delivery
Wednesday, June 23, 2021Essential agricultural workers and their families in Mexico may soon have access to additional healthcare and hospital services, thanks to one doctor and his team’s efforts to expand services at a local clinic. Learn how our research helped with potential development finance for the expansion of much-needed services at OSME clinic.
- The Business of Biowaste: Developing a Profitable Model for Off-grid Energy
Wednesday, March 31, 2021U-Michigan Prof Jose Alfaro has pioneered new ways to harness sustainable energy from "biowaste." Alfaro is rolling it out as a new business that will serve other small businesses such as farming cooperatives, with the help of the WDI.
- Student Perspective: Pioneering Investments in India
Thursday, January 28, 2021Lawrence Chen, a former Davidson Field Scholar who earned his MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan in 2020, shares his experiences developing the International Investment Fund (IIF). In this blog, he explains how he and fellow students evaluated India-based businesses for investment.
- WDI Leads Research in Gender Equity Impact Investment Effort
Wednesday, December 16, 2020WDI's Performance Measurement & Improvement team is leading the research for the Gender-Smart Enterprise Assistance Research Coalition (G-SEARCh) which includes six impact investors. The group came together with a shared goal of supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets to incorporate gender across their respective business models.
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Global Case Writing Competition Launches
Thursday, October 29, 2020WDI Publishing and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and its Sanger Leadership Center are joining together to address this important movement by launching the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Global Case Writing Competition.
- WDI to Launch New Labor Practices Group
Wednesday, October 14, 2020WDI is teaming up with University of Michigan Professor Achyuta Adhvaryu, who leads the Good Business Lab (GBL), to launch a new Labor Practices group at the Institute. As part of the Institute's consulting services team, this new practice area will add value to the work happening across WDI, and will enhance the learning available at Ross Michigan Ross and U-M.
- Perspective: Letting Businesses Lead Research
Thursday, September 24, 2020Too often, global development research hinges on the interest of researchers, rather than the knowledge needs of small business people and, most importantly, their impacted communities. But there are times when growing businesses in low- and middle-income countries should lead the researchers – not the other way around.
- Latin America: Women’s Health & Investment Opportunities
Tuesday, August 11, 2020Supporting businesses that provide healthcare services specifically to women around the world is critical to empowering their financial independence and overcoming other gender-based inequalities. A new WDI report explores impact investment opportunities for ventures in Colombia and Peru.
- Perspective: How Covid-19 Impacted Monitoring and Evaluation—in 2 Examples
Thursday, July 30, 2020COVID-19 has left many unable to travel within and across country borders. As a monitoring and evaluation researcher, who works directly with businesses in country to measure socio-economic impacts, WDI's Yaquta Fatehi explains how to adapt to a new global reality in two recent WDI projects.