They are the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), a not-for-profit founded in 1957 and headquartered in Rome. SID is a global forum of individuals and institutions concerned with sustainable economic, social and political development. Today, SID has over 3,000 members in 80 countries and over 45 local chapters worldwide. It works with more than 100 associations, networks, and institutions involving parliamentarians, academics, students, political leaders, and development experts, both at local and international levels. This makes SID one of the very few organizations with a holistic, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to development. SID Washington is the most active chapter worldwide and is known as the flagship of the organization.
SID-Washington is a diverse global forum of international development practitioners and serves as a knowledge broker for ideas and best practices. SID-Washington is a leading global development membership organization that provides a space for dialogue and bridges a dynamic community of individuals and institutions working in international development.
To advance equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies, and practices that will shape our global future
SID-Washington achieves its mission as a forum for the development community through regional and topical workgroup events, monthly chapter events, and special programs. SID-Washington also holds three annual events, including a conference on relevant trends and issues in international development, a career fair for entry-level and mid-level professionals, and a gala dinner that celebrates standout achievements in our field.