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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.

National Consultation on Pakistan

Sep 12 - Sep 13

3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Best Western Hotel, Islamabad

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to view the Stocktaking Report on Sustainable Development in Pakistan
compiled by Ambassador (R) Shafqat Kakakhel UNDESA Consultant for
Pakistan’s National Preparatory Process for UNCSD (Rio, June 2012)

UN General Assembly (Res 64/236) have decided to convene
the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio in June
2012 (For more information on the UNCSD visit: The
Conference is also known as Rio+20 as it will take place 20 years after the
landmark UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio in Jun1992.

The objective of the UNCSD is to promote renewed political
commitment to sustainable development; the main themes of the meeting are green
economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and
institutional framework for sustainable development.

The 2012 Conference is expected to be attended by member
states at the highest political level and member states have launched their
national preparatory processes aimed at evolving national consensus on the
objective and themes of UNCSD.

As part of Pakistan’s national preparations for the UNCSD
and in cooperation with the Government of Pakistan UNDP Pakistan and the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, are convening
multi-stakeholder consultations in Karachi (6th September 2011) and
Lahore (9th September 2011) and a national workshop in Islamabad
(12-13th September 2011), with Ambassador® Shafqat Kakakhel as the
resource person assigned by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
(UNDESA). We have invited relevant stakeholders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and
Balochistan provinces for the workshop.

The aim of the consultations is to discuss and move toward
consensus on a national assessment of progress, remaining gaps, experiences and
opportunities pertaining to the two themes of the Conference (green economy and
institutional framework for sustainable development.) The inputs of the
stakeholders at the three consultative meetings will be synthesized into a
report to be submitted to the Government of Pakistan and the UNDESA and later
presented at UNCSD in Rio+20.