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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.

‘Economy of Tomorrow’ – Towards Pakistan as a ‘Good Society’

Feb 12

2:15pm to 3:15pm

Karachi, Beach Luxury Hotel

Session Panelists:
  • Dr. Kaiser Bengali, Former Minister and Adviser, Government of Sindh
  • Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute
  • Rolf Paasch, Resident Director, Ebert-Stiftung, Pakistan
  • Abdul Qadir, Programme Coordinator, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Pakistan (Moderator)
The session will critically examine the bankruptcy of current economic policies that continue to benefit only a few by keeping the majority marginalized whilst endangering our country’s environment. As an alternative, it proposes progressive economic policies for an equitable sustainable development necessary to prevent recurrent socio-economic instabilities and crises.
Under the term ‘Economy of Tomorrow,’ the panelists will discuss what a normative vision of a “Good Society” could look like for Pakistan and how alternate economic policies could contribute to a more inclusive, financially stable and environmentally sustainable system – opening the way to a more just society.
The panelists will stimulate a discussion about:
A shift of decision-making powers for economic governance to effective democratic control involving a broader array of public stakeholders;
The design of social and human development policies to create opportunities for all whilst protecting the poorest from socio-economic vulnerabilities;
Ensuring sustained growth for creating productive jobs with decent work and living income, especially for youths and women
Enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship to increase productivity and competitiveness of Pakistan’s export sectors
Progressive budget policies to steer economic development for contributing towards a “Good Society” Pakistan.