William Davidson Institute
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The William Davidson Institute (WDI), NextBillion’s parent organization, is an independent, non-profit education, research and applied practice organization established at the University of Michigan in 1992. Through a unique structure that integrates research, educational outreach, field-based collaborations, and development consulting services, WDI works with businesses, universities, development organizations, and governments in emerging economies to implement sound business practices and speed the transition to global engagement. WDI also provides a forum for academics, policy makers, business leaders, and development experts to enhance their understanding of these economies.

WDI is the leading U.S. institution of higher learning fully dedicated to understanding and promoting actionable business and public policy approaches to addressing the challenges and opportunities in emerging market economies.

Learn more about WDI in this brochure (PDF). Interactive flipbook below.

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Posts by William Davidson Institute

  • Tina Browne

    Building Beyond our Walls

    President and CEO Lisa Hall was appointed by President Obama to the Treasury’s Community Development Advisory Board. She will join other distinguished community development professionals in support of the CDFI Fund’s mission to economically empower America’s underserved and distressed communities.

    Calvert Foundation