If you are an active practitioner in the field of international development, ... the SID Washington, D.C. Chapter is a 'must' group for you. No other organization follows the unfolding events of development as closely or completely...

- Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Transatlantic Taskforce on Development, German Marshall Fund

I joined SID-Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas, strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization.

- Kristi Ragan, Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance, DAI

I am very grateful to SID-Washington. As a 30-year member of the organization, I applaud SID-Washington’s commitment, to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues...SID-Washington’s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution.

-Larry Cooley, President, Management Systems International

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Upcoming Events

July 29, 2015

Gender & Inclusive Development Workgroup Event

Beijing's Lost Platform: Gender and Disability

The Beijing Platform for Action made comprehensive commitments under 12 critical areas of concern for governments, NGOs and other actors - and disability was not included. The focus of this session, as with each monthly discussion, is the progress made since 1995 and the challenges and opportunities moving forward.

August 3, 2015

Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup

Participate in the International Consultation Process on the New Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

Provide your input into the international consultation process on the new Sustainable Development Goal indicators being proposed to replace the Millennium Development Goals.

August 6, 2015

Security & Development Workgroup

Developing USAID’s Approach Toward Countering Violent Extremism

This presentation will provide insight into the organizational, policy and programming adjustments at USAID in respect to the QDDR, the February White House CVE Summit and the September follow-on, as well as in response to the growing imperative in many parts of the world.

August 12, 2015

Institutional Member Only Event

SID-Washington Reception for USAID Mission Directors and Deputy Mission Directors

This event is open to SID-Washington Institutional Members only, and will be limited to 1 representative from each member organization due to space constraints. 

November 5-6, 2015

SID-Washington Special Event

Global Development Career Day & Recruiting Fair

This special event will be held in partnership with the University of Virginia, The College of William and Mary, Swarthmore College, and Yale University. The event will be an opportunity for organizations and institutional members to meet with students from these universities who are interested in international development careers.

SID-Washington Activities

Our Mission: Advancing equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies and practices that will shape our global future.


Annual Dinner

Career Fair

Chapter Events


Annual Conference

2015 Annual Conference 

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