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Highlight Joins the Society for International Development as a Corporate Member  

  • Highlight News
  • March 16, 2023

Fairfax, VA — Highlight has joined the Society for International Development (SID) as a Corporate Partner. SID aims to unite diverse constituencies to debate critical ideas, innovations, policies, and practices, advancing equitable development. 

Tom Perkins, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer & former U.S. Trade Negotiator, and current Highlight Director of Portfolio Development, said, “As a member of the Society for International Development (SID), we look forward very much to fully participating in its “town square” for the global development community.  We consider this membership an essential element to help international development agencies increase global stability and move communities, countries, and regions towards self-reliance.” 

Highlight is honored to join the SID, known for being a membership-driven knowledge organization bringing together people from diverse organizations, disciplines, and career stages in a neutral, independent forum to discuss important issues in international development. Acting as a forum for the global development community, Highlight is proud to bring the SID community our long-term expertise, including Institutional Support best practices; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) expertise; best localization approaches, and policy support for development assistance and how it best integrates with a dynamic U.S. foreign policy. 

About Highlight 

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit

About Society for International Development 
SID-US (formerly SID-Washington), a US-based 501(c)3, 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.  Our network includes chapters and individual members in more than 50 countries. The Secretariat has offices in Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), and Rome (Italy).