Finding solutions that have a lasting and tangible impact on people living in poverty, through:
- Education - merging theory, critical thinking and practice with hands–on experiential learning.
- Application - encouraging applied research through field work geared at understanding the causes of poverty, its impact and effect while exploring opportunities for change.
- Engagement - partnering with communities, building local capacity and implementing co-generated solutions 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 projects through the "four lenses of sustainability".
- 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 two applied research grants for faculty and graduate students.
- Encourages greater engagement of undergraduate students who receive travel grants to work on practical applications in the field.