CIDC Signs On as Ally to CREED Pledge

June 3, 2022 | By Paul Foldi, PSC

As of June 1, PSC’s Council of International Development Companies (CIDC) is an official Ally of the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED) Pledge, which many individual CIDC members have signed.  CREED brings together both contractor and NGO development implementers and demonstrates a commitment to addressing key issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).

CIDC members have long recognized the importance that DEIA plays, not only in building their own staffs but also in ensuring that international development programs achieve long-lasting results.  DEIA reinforces the value of locally-led development and highlights the positive impact that multiple voices and perspectives bring to U.S. foreign assistance. 

CIDC’s DEIA Working Group (headed by Indira Ahluwalia of Palladium, Shiro Gnanaselvam of Social Impact, and Bobby Jefferson of DAI) meets regularly to discuss best practices and latest developments, whether in companies or the federal customer. In April 2022, both USAID and the Department of State released Diversity Action Plans, as required under Executive Order 14035, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce.

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