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

October 22, 2014

Young Professionals Workgroup

Young Professionals Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to continue mapping out the Young Professionals Workgroup agenda for the year. 

October 23, 2014

Special Event

Launching A Roadmap for the Base of the Pyramid Domain: Re-energizing for the Next Decade

Please join us as we launch the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Roadmap, an action agenda for the next decade.

October 28, 2014

Governance, Corruption & Rule of Law Workgroup

Why your project is doomed to fail unless it is based on a meaningful political analysis:  a discussion about applying political economy analysis to improve development outcomes

The purpose of this discussion is to share experiences on how PEA has been utilized by donors and implementers to improve programming.  

October 30, 2014

Education in Development Workgroup Event

Education Innovations in Pakistan:A look at DFID Programs

The SID-Washington Education Workgroup is pleased to host a conversation that will focus on the challenges that Pakistan is facing to reach out 25 million children out of school; 50 percent of whom are girls.

October 30, 2014

SID-Washington Chapter Event

Sorting Through Shared Value

Join us for a SID-Washington chapter event to discuss how major corporations, foundations, and NGOs are thinking about building a better world.

November 4, 2014

International Health & Nutrition Workgroup Event

Sustainable Governance: From Rhetoric to Action: Engaging Women as a Means for Stronger Health Systems and Greater Health Outcomes

More details to follow. 

November 13, 2014

Institutional Member Event

Country Ownership - How Should It be Measured and Implemented?

A discussion between SID-Washington institutional members and Tessie San Martin and Rodney Bent of both SID-Washington and MFAN on Local Counry Ownership to help inform MFAN's paper on this topic

December 9, 2014

Institutional Member Event

Understanding USAID's Development Innovation Accelerator (DIA) - A Discussion with Bruce McFarland

A discussion between SID-Washington institutional members and Bruce McFarland of USAID's Development Innovation Accelerator (DIA).

December 17, 2014

Annual Event

2014 Annual Gala Dinner

SID-Washington will present its Award for Leadership in Development to Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, at its annual Gala Dinner to acknowledge her considerable achievements in international 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

2014 Annual Gala Dinner 

The 2014 SID-Washington Annual Gala Dinner is taking place on Wednesday, December 17th.


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