Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development
Equal Space for Every Creed & Race
The Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED) is a collective of international development and humanitarian assistance organizations based in the United States committed to building racial and ethnic equity (REE). We pledge to advance racial and ethnic diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within our own organizations’ policies, systems and culture in keeping with attainable and measurable goals; and work to instill REE in international development.
Leaders from over thirty large, medium and small for-profit and not-for-profit U.S.-based organizations working in international development and humanitarian assistance joined forces to create CREED and develop the REE pledge starting in April 2021. We have worked collaboratively with the intention of building personal as well as organizational responsibility for strengthening REE in our organizations and sector.
For Racial & Ethnic Equity
The Pledge for Racial and Ethnic Equity (REE), as developed by CREED, aims to create practical and quantifiable standards for advancing REE in our own organizations, and strengthen REE in the international development and humanitarian assistance sector, to build greater organizational effectiveness and a more equitable world for all.
The pledge encompasses the following five components that can significantly contribute to building REE in our organizations, create evidence-based learning, and transform the sector.
Policies and Systems
People, Leadership, and Organizational Structure.
Communications and Transparency