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

March 5, 2015

Energy & Infrastructure Workgroup Event

Building a Better Future  - Lessons Learned from USAID’s Construction Survey

Charles North, USAID, will talk about key findings and recommendations from the 2013 Construction Survey conducted by Agency staff.

March 11, 2015

SID-Washington Chapter Event

Partnerships in International Development: The Real Story

As part of Global Partnership Week, sponsored by the US State Department and USAID, SID-Washington will host a diverse panel that includes representatives from an NGO, a corporation, and a multi-stakeholder initiative to share their perspectives on forming and managing successful partnerships.

March 18, 2015

Africa Workgroup Event

Africa Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington

March 27, 2015

Young Professionals Workgroup Event

Young Professionals Planning Meeting

The Young Professionals Workgroup meets monthly to discuss upcoming events and progress on our initiatives.

April 1, 2015

Crisis, Conflict and Transition Workgroup Event

Crisis, Conflict and Transition Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Crisis, Conflict and Transition Workgroup.

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

2015 Annual Conference 

May 27, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center


Apply for the 2015 Rice Award

All applications are due Monday, April 13th.


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