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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 15 – 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…

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Pakistan fails to attract efficiency seeking Foreign Direct Investment? (W-191)

Abstract This study assesses as to how much Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Pakistan can be explained through efficiency indicators such as wages in…

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Analysis of Regulatory and Institutional Response by Federal and Provincial Governments of Sindh and Balochistan During Covid-19 and Policy Options to Augment Emergency Response and Revive Rural Economy

Partner/Donor: European Union (EU), International Trade Center (ITC), Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP) Starting Date: 2020 Team Members: Dr Vaqar Ahmed, and Ms Mahnoor…

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A history of the people

Dr Mubarak Ali, a prolific and versatile historian, is credited with popularizing the history of the common people after he challenged the then prevalent approach…

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Indo-Pak Trade Embargo Bleeds Punjab Call to segregate politics and trade

The ban on trade between Pakistan and India since the aftermath of the Pulwama blast and subsequent Balakot and Nowshera bombing has taken a heavy…

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Rising Trends in Crime and Inadequate Control Structures

During the period between January-March 2020, there was a 200 per cent increase in crime against women, shows the statistics collected by Sustainable Social Development…

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Promoting Protection and Solidarity for climate migrants and displaced communities in South Asia

Status: On-going Donor: The project is funded by Bread for the World (BftW) and implemented by Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) Partner Countries: Bangladesh,…

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South Asia Migration and Climate Change (SAMAC)

Status: On-going Donor: The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Silk Routes Facility (more details at: https://www.budapestprocess.org/silkroutesfacility ) at…

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E-Newsletter on COVID-19 Vol.1, No. 41, Issue 12-14, September 2020

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Eco-Civilization: The Chinese Vision of Prosperity

Background Human race is undergoing the most difficult period of its history. It is struggling with multidimensional problems, including poverty, food insecurity, climate change, diseases,…

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E-Newsletter on COVID-19 Vol.1, No. 40, Issue 08 – 11, September 2020

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Apathy towards Climate-Induced Migrants amid COVID-19 Insights from Bangladesh, India & Pakistan

Abstract Climate-induced migration is a well-known phenomenon occurring periodically in response to fast and slow onset events. Climate change projections are a global threat, but…

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برآمدی شعبے کی بحالی، سرماے کی فراہمی پر توجہ دی جاءے، ماہرین

For Details Visit: https://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2020-09-10&edition=ISL&id=5325390_57461601

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قدرتی آفات سے نمٹنے کیلئے اداروں کو تقویت دی جائے ،ماہرین

اسلام آباد(نوائے وقت نیوز) ماہرین نے کہا ہے کہ سیلاب اور دوسری قدرتی آفات کے نتیجے میں ہونے والے معاشی اور جانی نقصانات میں کمی…

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Public private stakeholders’ cooperation vital to mitigate Covid-19 impacts: Experts

Staff Reporter

Public and private stakeholders need to work together to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of Covid-19. The experts from diverse backgrounds, said this while sharing their…

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Public-private synergy key to mitigating Covid-19 impact

DNA

For Details visit: https://tribune.com.pk/epaper/news/Islamabad/2020-09-10/MjZiMDdjOTM5ZmE4MDIzM2ZjZDU1MDFiYjg0ZmZlOTIuanBlZw%3D%3D

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SMEs critical for Pakistan’s growth during present times

APP

Experts urge PTI govt to target micro, small farms in formal, informal sectors Experts have emphasised the need for taking practical steps to support small…

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Experts term public private stakeholders’ cooperation critical to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 9 (APP): Experts has emphasized that public and private stakeholders needed to work together to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of Covid19. The experts…

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Analyzing Government Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Kaleem Naqvi

A virtual public private dialogue was held today to analyze the regulatory and institutional response by the federal and provincial governments of Sindh and Balochistan…

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E-Newsletter COVID-19 Vol. 1, No. 39, Issue 5-7, September, 2020

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Flood induced displacement in South Asia

07/09/2020-07/09/2020

Concept note: Floods triggered by heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in South Asia, the one of the world's most densely populated geographical regions, pummeling…

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