Finding solutions that have a lasting and tangible impact on people living in poverty, through:
- Education - merging theory, facts and critical thinking about poverty alleviation with hands–on experiential learning.
- Exposure - encouraging applied research and field work to understand poverty, its causes and effects.
- Engagement - working with local in-country partners to identify and implement innovative solutions to alleviating poverty that are sustainable.
With support from the Blum Center at UC Berkeley, the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies:
- Provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate courses that engage UC Davis students and faculty on development issues.
- Convenes hands-on labs where students learn about and build alternative energy technologies, complete market research and analyze the sustainability of alternative solutions to alleviating poverty.
- Brings inspirational leaders and practitioners to campus to share their stories and experiences working on developing issues abroad.
- Supports innovative technological, financial, business/marketing and social solutions for alleviating poverty through a small-grant program.
- Encourages greater engagement of undergraduate students on working in the field to reduce poverty through a student project grants program.