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 Workgroup Event

April 30, 2014

Nature, Wealth and Power 2: Leveraging natural and social capital for resilient development

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.

Private Sector and Development Workgroup Event

May 7, 2014

The Ecosystem Architect: Growing Economies through Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship, here in the nation’s capital and in far off cities around the world, has the power to drive economic growth, create jobs, and to improve social well-being. But, entrepreneurship only flourishes in the right environment. We do not have to leave it serendipity or geographic roulette. We can, in fact, learn to create the right environment that fosters entrepreneurial innovation and unlocks the potential of our communities. We call these pioneers, the ecosystem architects.

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.


Annual Gala Dinner

Career Fair

Chapter Events


Annual Conference


2014 Annual Conference

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



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