About International Development Arena

The International Development Arena aims to combine thought and practice. The Arena is a Communications and Knowledge Management Platform, which serves as a community of practice to share technical skills, publish relevant blog posts, trainings, and promote knowledge learning events.  

International Development Group LLC (IDG) is the company behind the Arena, which is a rapidly growing international development organization serving USAID, MCC, and other international donors. The Arena seeks to bring together IDG’s mission of strategically thinking about how to best implement US-funded projects, while showcasing our on-the-ground expertise.  

The Arena mainly focuses on strategies to promote inclusive economic growth in developing countries to alleviate world poverty. The Arena’s events will bring together world-renowned economists, strategists, researchers, and practitioners to discuss ways that everyone in international development can contribute to a more prosperous world, whether they are in Washington, D.C. or Jakarta, Indonesia.