International Development Group Signs Racial & Ethnic Equity Pledge

Arlington, VA – International Development Group LLC (IDG) is pleased to join the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED). Represented by our CEO, David Snelbecker, IDG signed the Pledge for Racial & Ethnic Equity (REE). IDG is joining more than 30 nonprofit and for-profit development organizations who have publicly committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments.

“As IDG has grown in the last few years, we have taken special care to ensure that we are building an equitable workforce,” said David Snelbecker, CEO of IDG. “We have worked closely with CREED and affiliated organizations to develop this pledge and remain accountable as we continue to conduct impactful development around the world.”

By signing this pledge, IDG is reiterating that we will:

  • Strengthen our commitments and accountability for REE within our own organization’s policies, systems, and culture starting with our US-based workplaces
  • Create practical and quantifiable standards for advancing REE in our own organization
  • Work to instill REE as a core principle in the development sector

“In order to be effective and create meaningful shifts, CREED’s REE Pledge is taking a focused view to build equity by concentrating on strengthening racial and ethnic equity within United States-based organizations,” said Indira Kaur Ahluwalia, Founder/Chair of CREED and CEO of KAUR Strategies. “CREED welcomes IDG to a learning community of like-minded organizations committed to integrating REE into how we work.”



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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.

About IDG

IDG is a rapidly growing international development organization, serving the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and other international donors. We work to reduce poverty around the world through sustainable, inclusive economic development. We provide evidence-driven, practical tools for policymakers and entrepreneurs to make a real and measurable impact for their communities and their countries. We build individual and institutional capacity in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, fostering synergies between local knowledge and international experience. For more information, visit

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