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

September 9, 2015

SID-Washington Special Event

Moving from the MDGs to the Sustainable Development Goals: Implications for Education Access, Quality, and Literacy

We will be holding a discussion on how the shift from the Millennium Development Goals to the new Sustainable Development Goals might affect literacy and education efforts around the globe.

September 10, 2015

SID-Washington Chapter Event

The Crisis in South Sudan and Growing Instability within the Horn of Africa

Professor Andrew Natsios, former USAID Administrator and Presidential Special Envoy for Sudan, will speak about his growing concern for civil war in South Sudan and growing fragility and instability spreading through the Horn of Africa. This event is open to SID-Washington institutional and individual members only.

September 14, 2015

Knowledge Management Workgroup Event

Reform Strategies for Development Professionals: How to Plan for and Measure Change in Complex Systems

Rachel Kleinfeld has outlined keys to creating and measuring change in complex systems in her recent report, “Improving Development Aid Design and Evaluation: Plan for Sailboats, Not Trains.” She will introduce ways to think about changing the rules of the game, and measures that can capture the dynamics of this process. 

September 15, 2015

Africa and Youth in Development Joint Workgroup Event

The Role of Youth in Africa’s Institutional Development: A Discussion with the Mandela Washington Fellows

Please join the Society for International Development (SID), Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa (PCHPA) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) for a panel discussion with the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows on strengthening the role of youth in Africa’s economic, social and cultural development. 

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 Dinner 

November 18, 2015

Stay tuned here for more information on registration and the evening's program.

Global Development Career Day

November 5-6, 2015

University of Virginia

Find out more about this exciting new event here.

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