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

March 27, 2015

Young Professionals Workgroup Event

Young Professionals Planning Meeting

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

April 1, 2015

Crisis, Conflict and Transition Workgroup Event

Crisis, Conflict and Transition Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Crisis, Conflict and Transition Workgroup.

April 2, 2015

Energy and Infrastructure Workgroup Event

Building a Better Future  - Lessons Learned from USAID’s Construction Survey

Charles North, USAID, will talk about key findings and recommendations from the 2013 Construction Survey conducted by Agency staff.

April 7, 2015

Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup Event

How Have Institutuional Mechanisms Supported the Advancement of Women?

Panelists will explore how the national gender machinery has made a difference for women and for men, and comment on the ways in which global resolutions have changed the dialogue on women, peace, and security, as well as the defense of human rights.

April 9, 2015

Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup

A Special Evening to Celebrate the Voices from Beijing

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the Society for International Development DC Chapter’s Gender and Inclusive Development (SID-GID) Workgroup is celebrating the men and women who attended the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing at a special reception to be held on April 9, 2015.

April 14, 2015

Latin America & the Caribbean Workgroup Event

Albert Einstein and the Changing Geo-Political Map of Latin America and the Caribbean Discussion Series

This first workshop will provide a geopolitical overview and discussion of current and changing dynamics and complexities in the region that form the backdrop for a post 2015 agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean.

April 23, 2015

SID-Washington CEO Breakfast

CEO Breakfast with Dana Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

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

April 29, 2015

SID-Washington Chapter Event

Access to Finance

More details to come.

May 14, 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.

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. 

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 

May 27, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center


Apply for the 2015 Rice Award

All applications are due Monday, April 13th.


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