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

February 9, 2016

Youth in Development & Private Sector Development Workgroup Event

Private Sector Approaches to Improving Youth Workforce Systems

A panel of speakers from the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, the Walmart Foundation and the McKinsey Social Initiative will introduce three approaches to improving youth workforce systems.

February 11, 2016

Young Professionals Workgroup Event

The Young Professionals ValentiNEtworking Event

The SID-Washington Young Professionals Workgroup and the Young Professionals @ USAID will be co-hosting its first ever speed networking event. 

February 16, 2016

Africa Workgroup Event

Africa Workgroup Planning Meeting

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

February 17, 2016

Knowledge Management Workgroup Event

Knowledge Management Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Knowledge Management Workgroup.

February 23, 2016

SID-Washington Special Event

Language Diversity and its Impact on Poverty and Economic Integration in a Changing World

Through presentations by field experts, case studies, and lively panel/audience interaction, attendees will be better able to address some of core issues of poverty. 

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

2016 Career Fair

February 2, 2016

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

Stay tuned for photos from the event.


The State of International Development

Thank you to all who attended last week's event. Check out pictures and the event recording.

2016 Annual Conference

May 23, 2016 

Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Conference. Stay tuned for more information!

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