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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.

new arrivals

Digital inclusiveness (in education and employment) in times of COVID-19

10/04/2020-10/04/2020

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COVID-19: Role and Future of Multilateral Institutes

09/04/2020-09/04/2020

Speakers: Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri Nabeel Goheer (Assistant Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretariat) Farrukh Iqbal Khan Additional Secretary, Director General UN, Foreign Office); UN representative

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Rethinking Development: Notes from the field

08/04/2020-08/04/2020

Speakers: Dr. Daanish Mustafa (Kings College London) Dr. Nausheen Anwar (Karachi Urban Lab)

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Global Climate Negotiations: What’s next after COVID-19

07/04/2020-07/04/2020

Speakers: Harjeet Singh, Actionaid Joydeep Gupta (Third Pole) Aisha Khan Dr Saleem ul Haq (IIED)

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Leadership During Crises: A Conversation with Catherine Bertini

06/04/2020-06/04/2020

Speakers: Catherine Bertini

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Strengthening the Use of Evidence for Development Impact (SEDI)

Partner/Donor: DFID Duration: 5 years Starting Date: 2019 End Date: 2024 Team Members: Dr Abid Q Suleri, Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Dr Sajid Amin, Mr Qasim Shah, Mr Ahmed Awais Khaver,…

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Making govt. learning-oriented amid 4IR is a big challenge, experts

The advent of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and big data analytics is fundamentally changing and shaping…

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Making govt tech-savvy is a big challenge: experts

News Desk

The advent of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and big data analytics is fundamentally changing and shaping…

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CONNECTING EVIDENCE TO POLICY: SEVEN KEY LESSONS FOR RESEARCHERS

These are times in which data and facts are less respected, and where emotions and populist messages tend to dominate. For researchers living in this…

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Pakistan Community Resilience Research Network

Partner: Creative Learning  Duration: July 2019-June 2021 Locale: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan Project Team:  Dr Shafqat Munir Ahmed , Mr. Saleem Khilji , Mr. Muhammad Awais Umar  Introduction…

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Business for Peace

Partner: DAI, Pakistan Duration: 02 October 2019 – 18 May 2020 Team Members: Dr. Shafqat Munir, Muhammad Awais Umar Violent Extremism (VE), in its various…

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Beneficiary Satisfaction Assessment of PPAF Programmes in Selected Districts of KP and Balochistan

Partner: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Duration: 1st January 2019 to 31st July 2019 Team members: Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Rabia Manzoor, Syed Shujaat Ahmed, Asif Javed,…

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Social, Society and Human Sustainability

For any human to sustain, social interaction is one of the key indicators. This interaction helps in solving problems at local level and also helps…

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Air Pollution

Air pollution has become major challenge when it comes to citizen’s health. According to World Health Organization (WHO) outdoor (ambient) air pollution causes 4.2 million…

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SOPs for safe wheat operations in the Context of COVID-19

Wheat Operations amid Coronavirus outbreak Wheat is the main food crop of Pakistan, which is usually cultivated across the country on an area of over…

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Warning on Tobacco Products – Capacity Building within Legislative Framework

Partner: The Union (International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease), Bloomberg Initiative to reduce Tobacco use (BI). Duration: 2019-20 Locale:  Islamabad Introduction: Just like many other low-…

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Govt urged to prioritise public life over all else

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Annual remittances likely to shrink by over $1bn

Jamila Achakzai

Pakistani economy, which relies heavily on remittances, is in for trouble due to the coronavirus pandemic as a senior government official warns that if the…

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Proper WASH Facilities To Contain Faecal-oral Route Transmission Of COVID-19

APP

ISLAMABAD, Apr 1 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Apr, 2020 ) :A recent study revealed that the transmission of coronavirus or…

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Remittances and COVID-19: Is Pakistan ready for a likely decline in flows?

Introduction: The spread of COVID-19, an unprecedented anomaly of our times, is so wide and rapid that even most advanced economies are unable to respond…

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