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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.

Post-Brexit trade relations in European Union: Implications for Pakistan

May 11

9:00 am to 12:30 pm

SDPI's Seminar Hall

The International Monetary Fund chief economist, Mr. Maurice Obstfeld notes that 2018 posted the strongest global economic growth since 2011. The world is starting to recover from the effects of global financial crisis. However, according to the IMF, risks to global recovery and growth still remain and the rise in trade barriers will harm financial markets and may also lead to disruption of global supply chains and diffusion of new technologies across the world.

Unfortunately all this is happening at a time when global investors are closely watching the UK and EU trade negotiations as part of the Brexit. Trade experts suggest that in the short run UK is bound to see lower levels of trade and growth as non-UK production houses would need to finalize their relocation, licensing and future investment decisions. Already the uncertainty around Brexit has brought costs in terms of reduced business confidence and hike in inflation in UK and the region.

  • Ms. Farzana Yaqoob, Former Minister for Social Welfare & Women’s Development, Government of AJ&K
  • Dr. Pál Belényesi, Managing Director, Brussels Consulting, Brussels
  • Mr. Wasim Khokhar, President, Bridging Trade International
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