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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.

Applying Conflict Sensitivity in Emergency Response: Current Practice and Way forward

Jan 16

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

International Jointly Launch Research Study

International Pakistan Office in collaboration with Sustainable Development
Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad,
is launching a research study titled ‘Applying conflict sensitivity in
emergency response: current practices and way forward’. The study is the culmination of six months work, which
involved field research in Haiti,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka,
interviews with over 50 humanitarian professionals and a document review of aid
agencies and sector-wide guidance and standards.

responses to rapid on-set emergencies often represent significant challenges in
terms of applying conflict sensitivity. The complexity of the contexts in which
these events often occur and the speed in which organizations need to react,
leave little capacity for sophisticated analysis or training of frontline,
particularly local, staff. In order to maximize effectiveness, agencies must be
ready to take advantage of opportunities as they arise to integrate conflict
sensitivity across their teams and design systems and guidance that can be
readily deployed.

study has retrospectively assessed the degree to which CSA were explicitly or
implicitly carried out in the humanitarian responses in Haiti and Pakistan. This reflective exercise
has resulted into both agency-specific and sector-wide recommendations made to
ensure greater CSA application in future in rapid onset emergency responses. The study concludes there are clear opportunities for
synergy between conflict sensitivity integration and the emergency
capacity-building initiatives currently ongoing within many agencies
and puts forward the idea of sector-wide ‘Minimum Standards’ that
integrate CSA across the Humanitarian Program Cycle.

The copy of report can be found at


Chair: Mr Aimal Khan Khattak, Senior Advocacy Advisor, CARE International, Islamabad

  • Ms Monika Vrsanska, Programme Officer, CAFOD,
  • Mr Naseer Memon, Chief
    Executive, Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), Islamabad
  • Mr Amajd
    Nazeer, Policy Advocacy and Campaigning Advisor, Oxfam Novib, Islamabad