The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
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Vision: Solving for Business: Because Business Drives Economic Growth and Social Freedom
At the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI), unlocking the power of business to provide lasting economic and social prosperity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is in our DNA. We gather the data, develop new models, test concepts and collaborate with partners to find real solutions that lead to new opportunities. This is what we mean by Solving for Business—our calling since the Institute was first founded as an independent nonprofit educational organization in 1992. We believe societies that empower individuals with the tools and skills to excel in business, in turn generate both economic growth and social freedom—or the agency necessary for people to thrive. WDI is the parent organization for NextBillion.