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The UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies links world-class faculty; inspiring new curriculum; and innovative technologies, services and business models to create real-world solutions for developing economies.

We educate students, build partnerships, and rigorously evaluate our innovations in order to create scalable and sustainable contributions to help reduce global poverty.


Woman playing with childUndergraduate: Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA)

DEADLINE: Feb 28, 2019 by 11:59pm
Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) is an UNDERGRADUATE student travel grant for fieldwork completed during the summer. Highly motivated students with a passion for working to reduce poverty and inequality are selected.

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two vaquerosGraduate: Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS)

DEADLINE: Mar 31, 2019 by 11:59pm
Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS) is a GRADUATE student small project grants program that supports research and project implementation in the field. Successful grants focus on innovative approaches to alleviating poverty.

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Latin american manStudent-driven Initiatives

With an emphasis on reducing poverty around the globe, the Center supports innovative, student-led initiatives that emphasize community engagement and implementation of practical solutions.

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