Daniel DeValve of WDI

Daniel DeValve
William Davidson Institute, senior project manager

Daniel DeValve is a senior project manager for grants management at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, NextBillion’s parent organization. Previously, DeValve worked in Washington, D.C., as a grants administrator on USAID-funded Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) projects on behalf of the International Republican Institute (IRI). As a grants administrator, he helped manage over 40 projects implementing democracy and governance programs worldwide and focusing on elections support, civil society and political party work. His work focused specifically on program design, proposals, reports, deliverables, closeout procedures and compliance. DeValve has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Cedarville University. He grew up in Niger and had the opportunity to travel throughout West Africa, viewing development challenges and opportunities firsthand across the region and on a small scale while living among the local Songhai people in the town of Tera. DeValve is also fluent in the Zarma dialect of the Songhai language.

Articles by Daniel DeValve

  • Daniel DeValve

    From Local to Global: The Questions SMEs Should Answer Before Exporting

    Whether it helps them survive in a competitive local economy or lets them scale beyond it, foreign market entry can be a vital step for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. But it also represents a major risk for a small business – one that can easily result in failure. Daniel DeValve of the William Davidson Institute highlights three case studies that explore the challenges Philippine SME owners faced in considering a move to a new market – along with the impact their decisions had on their businesses.

    Base of the Pyramid, business development
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