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

Urban Development Workgroup Event

September 8, 2014

Urban Development Planning Meeting

Join us for this brainstorming session to lay out the Urban Development Workgroup agenda for the 2014-2015 program year. All are welcome, no prior experience with the workgroup is necessary.

International Health and Nutrition Workgroup Event

September 9, 2014

From Conflict to Reconstruction: Generating and Using Evidence to Address Short-term Health Needs and Build Long-term Capacity

Fragile states are, inherently, complex environments which pose varied and rapidly changing challenges to safeguarding health.  While the satisfaction of immediate needs is, understandably, the priority, the ability to build on the visibility generated by conflict to plan for long-term sustainability is equally critical.  Availability and use of evidence is critical to efficiently targeting limited resources and responding to these challenges. The three panelists will draw on their experience to discuss how they’ve generated and used evidence to respond to complex health needs as countries move from conflict to reconstruction.

Gender in Development Workgroup Event

September 11, 2014

Getting the Most Out of USAIDs Gender 101 Training Tool

A number of USAID staff have already taken USAIDs new Gender 101 online training tool to advance their understanding of gender and the policies enacted by USAID to integrate gender in to the work place and programming. The purpose of this SIDW-GID event is to provide ideas for gender practitioners in adapting and integrating the Gender 101 resource in to their organizations and programs.

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.

SID-Washington Annual Event

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.

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

Chapter Events


Annual Conference


Board Election 

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2014 Career Fair 

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