SID has a strong and vibrant network of individual and institutional members, local chapters and partner organisations, in more than 50 countries. It works with several associations, networks and institutions involving academia, parliamentarians, students, political leaders and development experts, both at local and international level. This makes SID one of the few organisations with a holistic, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial approach to development and social change.

Since its inception in 1957, SID has always acted as a unique global space for honest dialogue and effective interconnectedness among diverse actors at community, national, and international level.