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

December 5, 2014

Young Professionals Workgroup

Young Professionals Planning Meeting

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

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).

This event is open to SID-W Institutional Members only

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 

Early Bird Rates End December 1st - Register NOW!


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