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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 the Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas Programme

May 1

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

A Labour Welfare and Social Protection Expert Group (LWSPEG) co-chaired by Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and HRD was established in May 2019 to formulate a comprehensive and inclusive programme to address the needs of Social Protection for informal economy workers. The tripartite LWSPEG thus deliberated and designed a programme called Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas (MKE), literally “compassion for workers”. The Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas (MKE) is strongly supported and developed in coordination with the Federal and Provincial Governments, representatives of workers, employers, academia, and civil society organisations that participated in the series of deliberations that took place for its design. Steps have been taken to put the recommendations of the MKE into effect and laying down foundation for public policy discourse and programmatic measures.

The Ehsaas Delivery Unit (EDU), supported by ILO is organizing a Webinar on May 1st, 2021 for the launch of MKE Report to share steps taken for the actualisation of the MKE initiative. This will also be an opportunity for the employers and workers organisations to update on the initiatives they have supported and how they have used their platforms to create awareness and outreach to workers and institutions in the informal economy.

The launch will feature a presentation on the recommendations of the MKE report; an address from Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to PM on Poverty Alleviation and Mr Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to PM Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. It will also highlight an overview of the initiatives taken for the expansion of coverage of workers in both the formal and informal economy.  ILO experts will shed light on the national and global key best practices on how workers in the informal economy have been benefitted from social security initiatives, especially in the response to the crises caused by COVID-19.

SDPI on behalf of International Labour Organisation, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development is glad to extend you an invitation to join the webinar by registering on the given link. After registration you will receive an email with the information to join the webinar.