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

Environment Workgroup Event

Please join us to learn about USAID’s first Water and Development Strategy and how it supports Presidential Initiatives of Climate Change, Food Security, and Global Health.

Development Information Workgroup Event

Join Liesbeth Kanis, Development Manager Asia for Brill (The Netherlands), a scholarly publisher, as she looks at the importance of access to quality academic literature for scholars in developing countries and dissemination of research undertaken by universities and research institutions in developing nations. How does this contribute to the economic development of nations? What are publishers doing to help developing countries produce and use scholarly research? 

Latin America & the Caribbean Workgroup Event

Today the challenge of improving law and governance around the world is not in figuring out what changes would be desirable, it is in making them feasible. Good law and governance systems are well understood and easily distinguished from bad systems. But getting significant movement from bad to good remains a widely unsolved problem. Our speakers will discuss specific techniques used in the “Special Development Region” solution to this problem in Honduras. They will also discuss the general principles and lessons learned that can be applied in Central America and beyond.

Environment Workgroup Event

Developing country economies are structurally different and more resource dependent than developed country economies. And yet we sometimes propose economic and governance interventions as if they were developed countries in miniature. Taking the view that natural resources are critical to economic, political and sustainable development in developing countries, NWP2 attempts to capture lessons learned and best practices in resource governance.

SID-Washington Activites

Our Mission: Advancing equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies and practices that will shape our global future.


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Career Fair

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2014 Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual Conference on Tuesday, May 20th



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