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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.

Corridors in South Asia: A Bumpy Road to Strategic Stability

Mar 18

Time Not Specified

Taimoor Chambers, 4rth Floor, 10-D (West), Fazal-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad

South Asia is once again at the cross roads of regional instability due to Indian’s electoral mongering. The crisis like situation created between India and Pakistan amid forth coming elections in India is a wakeup call for Pakistan and its state craft to revise its policy framework in order to keep pace with technological and economic innovations. The need of the time is to have a multilateral policy framework in practice with strong diplomatic lobbying in order to avoid any derails in the implementation of game fate changing projects such as China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The panel seeks to explore the relationship between:

  1. Economic and strategic stability
  2. Geo-strategic partnerships and the global governance dynamics
  3. Technological innovation and exchange on regional stability. 
  • Senator Sehar Kamran (T.I.), Member Senate of Pakistan Forum for Policy Research (SFPR) (PPPP)
  • Mr. Imtiaz Gul, Executive Director, Centre of Research and Security Studies (CRSS)
  • Mr. Zahid Hussain, Senior Journalist, Author and Analyst
  • Ms. Amna Tauhidi, Visiting Lecturer, National Defence University (NDU)
  • Mr. Abbass Hassan, Research Associate, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Paper Presentations by:
  • Ms. Amna Tauhidi, Visiting Lecturer, National Defence University & Research Associate, The Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS)
  • Mr. M. Abbas Hassan, Research Associate, The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
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