SID-Washington (SID-W) is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), an international network founded in 1957 to serve as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social and political development. Through the locally-driven programs of our member organizations and individuals, the majority of whom work on the front lines of development, we are uniquely positioned to inform and promote more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable international development.
As a membership-driven knowledge organization for the global development community, we pursue our mission through regional and thematic workgroups, monthly chapter events, and special programs. We also hold annual flagship events, including an annual conference, a career fair for entry-level and mid-level professionals, and an annual dinner that celebrates standout achievements in our field and brings together thought leaders to address our community directly.
Our individual and institutional members include development practitioners from NGOs, the private sector, bilateral and multilateral institutions, think tanks, embassies, and universities. Our expansive membership contributes to the dynamic exchange of ideas and information that lies at the heart of SID-Washington.