Testimonials

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

April 21, 2015

Democracy, Rights & Governance, and International Health & Nutrition Workgroup Event

Strengthening Health Governance for Human Rights

This SID-W event will bring together panelists to discuss the intersection of health governance and human rights, and present examples of programs that have successfully used health governance thinking to strengthen the right to health.

April 23, 2015

SID-Washington CEO Breakfast

CEO Breakfast with Dana J. Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

This is a SID-W Institutional Member (IM) only event. Details will be sent to SID-W IMs.

April 29, 2015

SID-Washington Chapter Event

Expanding Access to Finance through Digital Financial Services

This panel will discuss expanding access to finance in rural areas through digital financial services: what has worked (or is showing promise) and what hasn't.

May 5, 2015

Knowledge Management Workgroup Event

Knowledge Management Workgroup Planning Meeting

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

May 6, 2015

Africa and International Health & Nutrition Joint Event

Ebola One Year Later: What Have We Learned for the Way Forward?

Join us for a discussion on the subject of Ebola in West Africa and the lessons learned from the recent outbreak.

May 7, 2015

Young Professionals Workgroup Event

Young Professionals Workgroup Planning Meeting

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

May 7, 2015

Young Professionals Workgroup Event

Young Professionals Workgroup Happy Hour

Join us for a networking event to meet other young professionals in the international development community.

May 14, 2015

SID-Washington Institutional Member Event

An interactive session with Ann Mei Chang, executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab

This is a SID-W Institutional Member (IM) only event. Details will be sent to SID-W IMs.

May 15, 2015

Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup Event

Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup.

May 20, 2015

Private Sector Development and Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Joint Event

Industry-led Value Chain Coalitions: Global Leaders Teaming to Ensure the Future Viability of Commodities and Companies, and Improving Community Livelihoods

As the industry’s leading convening authority, we invite you to join WCF’s President, Bill Guyton, and WCF member companies Cargill, Hershey, Mars, and other global leaders in the cocoa industry as they discuss the CocoaAction initiative; key consumer and commercial drivers in sustainability and livelihoods programming; their respective commitments and global strategies; and the evolution of past and current industry-led interventions.

May 27, 2015 

SID-Washington Annual Conference

Evolving Development: Navigating Disruptive Change

Join development professionals representing the private sector, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government agencies, multilateral institutions, and universities actively engaged in the field at the SID-Washington 2015 Annual Conference. 

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.

Workgroups

Annual Dinner

Career Fair

Chapter Events

Networking

Annual Conference

2015 Annual Conference 

May 27, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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