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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.

Launch of SANSAR-Pakistan

Sep 10

2:00PM to 5:30PM

Margalla Hotel, Islamabad

Concept Note of Consultation

South Asian Network on Sustainability
and Responsibility (SANSAR) is a network born out of the need to improve the
sustainability of value chains in the South Asian Countries under the Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) in South Asia project. This project was initiated
in January 2010, with Oxfam-Novib, Netherlands, supporting a program on
promoting CSR in four countries of South Asia; India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and
Afghanistan. The project envisions working through a network to prepare
organizations in each country to interact and cooperate in promoting
responsible practices and sustainability of supply chains.

SANSAR decided to initiate national
chapters in each country, with each chapter taking responsibility for activities
at national level. Presently, Sustainable Development Policy institute (SDPI),
founding member of SANSAR, will be hosting SANSAR-Pakistan’s secretariat. SDPI
is a non-profit organization, serving as a source of expertise for policy
analysis and development, policy intervention and policy and program advisory
services. The organization offers impartial and authoritative information on
issues concerning sustainable development. The mandate of the organization is
to conduct policy advice, policy oriented research and advocacy from a broad
multi-disciplinary perspective, promote the implementation of policies,
programs, laws and regulations based on sustainable development, strengthen
civil society and facilitate civil society-government interaction through
collaboration with other organizations and activist networks, disseminate
research findings and public education through the media, conferences,
seminars, lectures, publications and curricula development, contribute to
building up national research capacity and infrastructure.