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

December 3, 2015

Gender & Inclusive Development Workgroup Event

Beijing +20: Women and Media

Panelists will discuss how women and girls are promoted in the media, the impact this has on the advancement of a gender equality agenda, and persistent challenges to women’s participation in the media.

December 7, 2015

Urban Development, Food Security & Agriculture, and Private Sector Development Workgroup Event

Feeding Our Cities: Challenges to Urban Food Security

The discussion aims to provide an overview of the urban food security challenges that developing cities face, focusing the role that strengthening urban supply chains play in creating more food secure cities.

February 2, 2015

SID-Washington Annual Event

2016 SID-Washington Career Fair

The SID-Washington Career Fair is an invaluable opportunity for entry and mid-level professionals to advance their careers, make connections with influential individuals and institutions, and learn more about the current state of international development. It also provides a forum for international development organizations to recruit top talent and highlight their unique opportunities in and contributions to development.

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 

Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Annual Dinner. See here for photos from the evening, and stay tuned for the video.

2016 Career Fair

February 2, 2016

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More information about our Career Fair at George Washington University will be available shortly. Check here for details.

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