The Oxford Society for International Development (OxSID) is a young, fast-growing student-run society founded in 2017.

We aim to promote and facilitate discussion of the challenges and advances within the field of International Development amongst students at the University of Oxford. Previous speakers include members of NGOs such as Reporters without Borders, board members from leading UK think tanks, senior officials from the UN in New York, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and the Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development.

Promoting ideas and discussion on international development

Creating digital resources and providing a platform for everyone

Supporting our global community through amplifying the voices of those working to make the world a better place

Building early careers through our mentorship scheme and careers resources


We divide our global coverage into six regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America.

Our Events Officers specialise in one region, in order to combine global perspectives with local knowledge.

Our Areas of Interest

Economic Development
Living Standards
War and Conflict