IdEA, the International diaspora Engagement Alliance, promotes and supports diaspora-centered initiatives in countries and regions of diaspora origin. IdEA is a non-partisan program that engages global diaspora communities, the private sector, civil society, and public institutions in collaborative efforts to support economic and social development. IdEA is managed via a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Calvert Foundation.
IdEA connects diaspora communities with opportunities to give back to their countries of origin or ancestry. We partner with initiatives that reflect the goals of IdEA and allow diasporas to give back to their countries of heritage. IdEA’s activities are organized around four principal pillars: Investment & Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Innovation.