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

Environment and the Governance, Corruption & Rule of Law Joint Workgroup Event

September 19, 2014

Land to the Voting Tiller: How Land Rights Bolster Good Governance… and Vice Versa

Land tenure and good governance are critical cross-cutting themes that affect USAID and post-2015 MDGs goals of food security, economic development and poverty alleviation. Yet not enough is understood about how their interaction and programming is often siloed.

SID-Washington Annual Event

September 29, 2014

Pre-Career Fair Entry-Level Resume Workshop

Whether you're a student looking for an internship or an entry-level professional seeking employment, your resume is the most important piece of the puzzle. Join us for an entry-level resume workshop where you will have the opportunity to consult with several human resource representatives and recruiters "speed dating"-style.

SID-Washington Annual Event

September 30, 2014

Pre-Career Fair Mid-Level Resume Workshop

Whether you're a mid-career professional looking for a new position or you're entirely new to the field of international development, a well-polished resume is the key to your success. Join us for a mid-level resume workshop where you will have the opportunity to consult with several human resource representatives and recruiters "speed dating"-style.

Urban Development Workgroup Event 

October 6, 2014

Housing Reconstruction in Haiti: Successes and Lessons for the Future

In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join the International Housing Coalition in partnership with the Washington Chapter of the Society for International Development for an update on the housing reconstruction situation in Haiti.

October 8, 2014

2014 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.

Gender in Development and Environment Joint Workgroup Event

October 17, 2014

Reaching the Most Vulnerable through Social and Gender Analysis:  Lessons from Field Research in Mali, Ghana, and Malawi

Dr. Ed Carr, former climate change advisor to USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment, will present findings from his 2013 USAID paper about how the absence of rigorous gender analysis has program implications. 

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 Gala Dinner

Career Fair

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2014 Career Fair 

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