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

Washington DC international development

Upcoming Events

May 6, 2015

Africa and International Health & Nutrition Joint Event

Ebola One Year Later: What Have We Learned for the Way Forward?

Join us for a discussion on the subject of Ebola in West Africa and the lessons learned from the recent outbreak.

May 7, 2015

Young Professionals Workgroup Event

Young Professionals Workgroup Planning Meeting

The Young Professionals Workgroup meets monthly to discuss upcoming events and progress on their initiatives.

May 7, 2015

Young Professionals Workgroup Event

Young Professionals Workgroup Happy Hour

Join us for a networking event to meet other young professionals in the international development community.

May 15, 2015

Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup Event

Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup.

May 18, 2015

Beijing+20 Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup Event

Beijing+20: Meaningful Progress for Women and Poverty

The discussion will explore progress made since 1995 toward reducing the persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women, who face extra marginalization and have far fewer resources to cope than men.

May 20, 2015

Private Sector Development and Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Joint Event

Industry-led Value Chain Coalitions: Global Leaders Teaming to Ensure the Future Viability of Commodities and Companies, and Improving Community Livelihoods

As the industry’s leading convening authority, we invite you to join WCF’s President, Bill Guyton, and WCF member companies Cargill, Hershey, Mars, and other global leaders in the cocoa industry as they discuss the CocoaAction initiative; key consumer and commercial drivers in sustainability and livelihoods programming; their respective commitments and global strategies; and the evolution of past and current industry-led interventions.

May 27, 2015 

SID-Washington Annual Conference

Evolving Development: Navigating Disruptive Change

Join development professionals representing the private sector, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government agencies, multilateral institutions, and universities actively engaged in the field at the SID-Washington 2015 Annual Conference. 

June 23, 2015

SID-Washington Institutional Member Event

An interactive session with Ann Mei Chang, executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab

This is a SID-W Institutional Member (IM) only event. Details will be sent to SID-W IMs.

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

Earthquake in Nepal

SID-Washington is deeply saddened by the earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25th. We stand with the international community in offering condolences to victims' families, and mobilizing resources to the area.

Please click here to learn more about the international response and how you can help.

2015 Annual Conference 

May 27, 2015
Washington Convention Center


Regular Registration Rates End May 8th!

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