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

April 12, 2016

SID-Washington Institutional Member Event

Meet New USAID M/OAA Director Roy Plucknett to Discuss Latest Trends in USAID Acquisition and Assistance

Save the date for a meeting with Roy and his team to hear about his plans for the Office of Acquisition and Assistance, trends and changes in USAID procurement, and any updates or issues you may need to know about. Come armed with your questions and comments. This will be an off-the-record, interactive discussion for SID-W institutional members only.

April 13, 2016

SID-Washington Environment and Food Security & Agriculture Workgroups Event

Thorny Issues Along the Path to Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Discussion

A number of tricky issues arise when considering the adoption of CSA and ways to accelerate uptake in the light of what appear to be accelerating climate change, population growth and other challenges.  SID-W will host a moderated and broad based discussion of 4 important questions with the contributions of several discussants/resource people.

April 26, 2016

SID-Washington Youth in Development Workgroup Event

Positive Youth Development in Action: Voice from Youth and Practitioners 

The session will include a discussion of the history and work of LAYC from Lori Kaplan, the CEO and President, a panel of LAYC youth and three small group breakouts to discuss different international programs that use the positive youth development approach.

May 23, 2016

SID-W Annual Conference

Achieving Impact: Sustainability, Scale & Inclusion

We will have keynote addresses, breakout panels, an exhibit hall, plenty of networking time, and our popular topical discussion lunch during which you can pick a table and engage in discourse with others on your table's assigned topic.

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


Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of the terror attacks in Brussels and Turkey. 

May 23, 2016

2016 Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce keynote speaker Joseph Oguto of M-PESA service provider Safaricom.

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2016 Career Fair

February 2, 2016

Thank you to all who attended and exhibited at this year's fair.

To see photos from the event, please click here.


The State of International Development

Thank you to all who attended this event. Check out pictures and the event recording.

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