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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.

After 3/4G Spectrum Auctions – What Next? 58th Meeting of the SDPI’s Study Group on Information Technology and Telecom

Apr 15

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

SDPI, 38 Main Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad.


  • Dr. Aamir Matin, former Chief Executive of Pakistan Software Export Board; former Country Head Cisco (Pakistan) and Member of the Board of ICT R and D Fund.
  • Mr. Parvez Iftikhar, International Consultant on ICTs; former Chief Executive Universal Service Fund 


About Study Group on Information Technology and Telecommunication 


This group comprises of consultants, scientists, educationists and economists who meet periodically to discuss and evaluate current developments in the rapidly evolving fields of telecommunications, computers, data processing, networking, mass media and other issues related to the generation, processing, management and use of information. The purpose of these meetings is to create awareness amongst both public and private sectors of the importance of exploiting useful information resources, address existing difficulties in this respect, foresee future developments which might have an impact on the national economy and society at large. The group also undertakes the preparation of policy and planning recommendations that could subsequently be pursued by the relevant agencies. 


Given your interest/expertise in this area, we seek your participation in this meeting.


Please confirm your participation.


On behalf of Brig. (Retd) Mohammad Yasin, Senior Advisor SDPI

The event can also be watched live at: 



Enclosure: About SDPI’s Study Group on IT and Telecom