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Owing to COVID-19 outbreak, SDPI staff is working from home from 9am to 5pm five days a week. All our staff members are available on phone, email and/or any other digital/electronic modes of communication during our usual official hours. You can also find all our work related to COVID-19 in orange entries in our publications section below.

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Avoiding a national catastrophe

Social distancing is a set of non-medical measures that can prevent the spread of a contagious disease. It works by ensuring that the physical distance…

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E-commerce policy sought from govt

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With the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic necessitating businesses become digital and refocus towards e-commerce to keep trading as stores remained shut, small and medium enterprises…

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Social distancing in Pakistan: Estimates for lives it can save under different scenarios and dollar value of the saved lives

Abstract: This study used age specific Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) from China to make projections of possible deaths for Pakistan with and without social distancing.…

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Social Action Plan 1992-95: Government of NWFP (P-1) Copy

1992 Introduction Social Indicators for the NWFP Economic growth in Pakistan has been high, averaging 6 per cent over the last three decades, but it…

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Vol. 26, No. 6 (October – December 2019)

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Polio Resurgence in Pakistan: Challenges and policy options (PB-70)

Abstract The world has become polio-free except Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 2019, over 10 million children in Pakistan were vaccinated under Global Polio Eradication Initiative.…

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Canada-Pakistan Relations and Cooperation mid COVID-19”; keynote session with H.E Wendy Gilmore the High Commissioner of Canada in Pakistan


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Financial Action Task Force: Way Forward For Pakistan


Formed in 1989, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a global body to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other illegal activities related to international…

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The Implications of New Low on the Diplomatic Front of Pak-US Relations


Introduction: The recent Tweet of President Trump appeared through a Tweet has accusing Pakistan for its own failure in the region has sparked a new…

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Turning Diversity into Pluralism-Challenges and Way Forward


Introduction: Pakistan like other countries in South Asia is rich in cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. However, despite being coherently diverse, the entire South Asian…

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Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch 2017


Introduction: The 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index is based on the ranking done among over 6000 think tanks (TT) globally nominated by eminent…

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REDD+ Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)


Under the program Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradations (REDD+), Payment for Ecosystem Services (PESs) is an integral part to let communities know of…

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Book launch: Europe Ki Diary


As part of promoting the culture of dialogue in society, especially around the critical developments of our geo-political history, SDPI has planned a special book…

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Women’s Labor Market Participation and Child Care: Reforms for Labor Market Policy Effectiveness


Introduction:   There is a need to rethink women’s labor force participation and childcare policies. A more responsive policy intervention at national and sub-national levels…

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Recognizing Struggle of Women Leadership on International Women’s Day


Introduction:   The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is "Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives". This year, International Women's…

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Round-Table FATA Reforms: The Current Trends and Way Forward


Concept Note: With the passage of a bill in the National Assembly seeking the extension of the Supreme Court and High Court Peshawar to FATA,…

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Disparities in Police Systems in Provinces and the Federal Capital


Concept Note: There has been longstanding public demand that Policing system in Pakistan needs to be broadened in its response to crime with inbuilt mechanism…

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Possible Economic Agenda for Elections 2018


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Urban Forestry is a need of the hour to make cities sustainable/livable


Growing urbanization with increasing number of people, vertical forests, vertical farming, and high-rise wooden skyscrapers is making cities denser and causing decrease in space available…

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United States’ South Asian Policy: Challenges for Pakistan


Introduction:   While the situation in South Asia remains static on conventional fronts. This region remains at the forefront of the United States’ regional interests…

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