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Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) 2020 launched                    111,75 Think Tanks across the world ranked in different categories.                SDPI is ranked 90th among “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-US)”.           SDPI stands 11th among Top Think Tanks in South & South East Asia & the Pacific (excluding India).            SDPI notches 33rd position in “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by A Think Tank” category.                SDPI remains 42nd in “Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedure” category.              SDPI stands 49th in “Think Tank to Watch in 2020”.            SDPI gets 52nd position among “Best Independent Think Tanks”.                           SDPI becomes 63rd in “Best Advocacy Campaign” category.                   SDPI secures 60th position in “Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks” category.                       SDPI obtains 64th position in “Best Use of Media (Print & Electronic)” category.               SDPI gains 66th position in “Top Environment Policy Tink Tanks” category.                SDPI achieves 76th position in “Think Tanks With Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program” category.                    SDPI notches 99th position in “Top Social Policy Think Tanks”.            SDPI wins 140th position among “Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks”.               SDPI is placed among special non-ranked category of Think Tanks – “Best Policy and Institutional Response to COVID-19”.                                            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.

57th Meeting of the SDPI

Feb 23

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

57th Meeting of the SDPI’s
Study Group on Information Technology and Telecom to Discuss

Adoption of 3G/4G Technology by

Almost three years
ago, Pakistan was ready to adopt 3G technology and the Pakistan
Telecommunications Authority (PTA) was all set to roll it out. PTA organized a
number of seminars to create awareness on the benefits Pakistan would be able
to achieve in terms of enhanced growth, increased bandwidth and multiple mobile
applications it would have facilitated.
Pakistan is amongst the very few countries which are yet to adopt this
technology. Had we rolled it out three years ago, it would have made a
significant positive impact on Pakistan’s economic growth. We have lost
valuable time. What have been the losses and what would we gain by the overly
delayed adoption? What would be the future impact on broadband subscriber systems?
To discuss the above very important issues with a focus on “The Broadband
Challenges for Pakistan—forthcoming  licensing for spectrum in cellular”

and come up with meaningful recommendations, a meeting of the Sustainable
Development Policy Institute’s (SDPI”s) Study Group on Information Technology
and Telecommunication has been scheduled. In such meetings, we try to bring
together relevant stake holders and policy makers on a neutral platform. Please
see attached aims and objectives of SDPI’s Study Group on IT and Telecom.
Participation is subjected to confirmation. Kindly confirm your participation
and for further information please contact on


  • Mr. Salman Ansari, CEO Telecommunication Consultants
  • Mr. Shahid Mahmood, CEO Interactive Group of Companies