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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.

How Will Pakistan Move to Sustainable Development: Policy? Activism? Action?

Aug 6

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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


  • Professor Dr Adil Najam, Former, Vice Chancellor of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Note: Entry is open to all. You may confirm your participation through an email or phone .The event can also be watched live at?

Bio note of?Professor?Dr Adil Najam:??Dr. Adil Najam is a renowned Pakistani academic, intellectual and a globally recognized authority on environment, global public policy,?and development. Recently, he served as the Vice Chancellor of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Before joining LUMS, he was the Director of Frederick S. Pardee Center and a Professor at Boston University. Dr Najam has also taught at MIT, University of Massachusetts and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.

He is an acclaimed environmentalist and served as a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the work for which IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore. In 2008 he was nominated by the United Nations Secretary General to serve on the United Nations Committee on Development Policy (UN CDP). For his excellent services, he was awarded Pakistan?s highest civil award, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) by the President of Pakistan in 2009.

Dr Najam has authored more than 100 scholarly papers, chapters, books and serves on the editorial boards of many scholarly journals.
?In recent years, his scholarly work focused on issues of global climate change and sustainable development, and particularly on the role of developing countries in international environmental policy.