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 global development 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.
Accomplishing our vision for REE requires that we build awareness of systemic racism, institutional discrimination, western white centeredness and white privilege in the international development and humanitarian assistance industry. Our objectives are to:
We are dedicated to building our learning by sharing our experiences, and supporting one another in this journey. Our Learning Hub provides one such platform.
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