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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.    The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-third Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 14 – 17 December 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19. Read more…       FOOD SECIRITY DASHBOARD: On 4th Nov, SDPI has shared the first prototype of Food Security Dashboard with Dr Moeed Yousaf, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on  National Security and Economic Outreach in the presence of stakeholders, including Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Provincial and district authorities attended the event in person or through zoom. The dashboard will help the government monitor and regulate the supply chain of essential food commodities.

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COVID-19 support to Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of National Food Security & Research

Partner/Donor: FCDO - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Duration: Aug. 2020 -Feb. 2021 Team lead for Food Security Dashboard feasibility study: Dr Abid Q. Suleri…

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Hunger may jeopardise food security, economic uplift in Pakistan, says report

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Pakistan ranks 88th out of 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index while food security and nutrition crisis is expected to worsen in the wake…

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Experts term technology transfer as a key to promote renewable energy transition in Pakistan

SDPI

Technology transfer would play a key role in promoting much needed renewable energy transition in Pakistan.  The speakers said this during an online meeting ‘Potential…

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Speakers call for structural reforms to respond to gender-based violence

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Violence against women is a global phenomenon that needs to be responded with full force and unity, however, structural reforms in the system are needed…

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Saving Lives and Livelihoods by supporting Food Security, Small and Medium Enterprises and Universal Social Protection Mechanisms to coup with COVID 19 Impacts in Pakistan

Project Partner/Donor: IDRC Project Duration: 36 Months Team members: Thematic Team Leads 1. Dr Abid Suleri Team Food Security. 2. Dr Vaqar Ahmed Team Small & Medium…

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E-Newsletter COVID-19 Vol. 1, No. 63, Issue 28-30 November, 2020

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Violence against Women in Pakistan: Responsibilities of State amid COVID-19 and Beyond

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China’s Cultural Diplomacy

A soft power is a power that establishes its foundations on three main pillars, i.e. culture, political values, and foreign policy. It is the culture…

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China’s human capital base and 14th five-year plan

The fifth plenum of the Communist Party of China concluded on October 29 with the approval of 14 th five-year plan, which will be officially…

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Cities cannot absorb mass population migrating due to climate change: Zartaj Gul

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Monday said Pakistan was facing the worst impacts of climate change with large number of people…

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SDPI holds virtual meeting

Rasheed Khalid

The government is trying to reach out to the private sector stakeholders to understand and address their needs during Covid-19 pandemic, said Planning Minister’s Advisory…

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Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Bridging data gaps for effective energy planning (PB – 74)

Abstract Owing to the absence of research collaboration between government and academia, electricity demand forecasting in Pakistan has long inculcated forecasting errors due to data…

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Experts term technology transfer as a key to promote renewable energy transition in Pakistan

Technology transfer would play a key role in promoting much needed renewable energy transition in Pakistan.  The speakers said this during an online meeting ‘Potential…

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چھوٹے کاروبار منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کو ضرور یات سے آگاہ کریں، ماہرین

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کرونا وباء ، نجی شعبے کا جءزہ لے رہے، ڈاکٹر عابد قیوم

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کرونا ،تجارتی سرگرمیوں میں سخت حفاظتی تدابیرپر عملدرآمد نا گزیر ، ڈاکٹر عابد قیوم

منصوبہ بندی کمیشن کی کورونا وبا کے دوران نجی شعبے کو درپیش مشکلات کا درست جائزہ لینے کی کوشش کر رہا ہے۔اسی طرح ملک کے…

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پلاننگ کمیشن نجی شعبے کی مشکلات کا جاءزہ لے رہا ہے، عابد سلہری

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The significance of gender responsive policies

Women constitute almost half of the population of Pakistan. However, access to and control over resources, entitlement to rights and power-sharing are unequally distributed between…

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Subgroup of PC Advisory Committee express satisfaction over Govt’s measure to tackle COVID-19

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The Leading representatives of industry and enterprises showed their confidence in Government of Pakistan’s timely interventions to insulate the industry from getting hurt due to…

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World response to COVID-19: Time to set new goals and priorities

Abstract The coronavirus, also called COVID-19, not only affected the health of large populations but also hit hard the developed and developing economies. The pandemic…

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