The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) will provide research evidence and deliver practical programmes which aim to redress the impact of discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, tackle poverty and exclusion, and promote people’s wellbeing and empowerment. Currently, discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief can mean that people lack access to basic services such as health or education, experience verbal, emotional or physical violence and abuse, and be excluded from vital social and political processes. CREID believes that freedom of religion or belief is essential for people living in poverty to achieve their potential, live in dignity, free from stigma and exclusion. Our work will produce new research evidence and develop innovative practical programmes, and will be focused in Egypt, Iraq, Myanmar/Burma, Pakistan and Nigeria. CREID is led by the Institute of Development Studies in partnership with Al Khoei Foundation, Minority Rights Group and Refcemi.