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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-budget Meeting and Launch of the Book “Growth & Inequality in Pakistan”

Jun 27

2:30:00PM to 05:00pm

Khorshed Hall, Avari Hotel, Karachi

SDPI in collaboration with FES is organizing a post-budget meeting in Karachi with the objective to present proposals from extensive consultations held across Pakistan under the ‘Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) Programme’. Our proposals bring together inputs from the private sector, consumer and labour interest groups, development partners and overseas investors. At this occasion, we also aim to launch the book on “Growth and Inequality in Pakistan” authored by the EoT Programme Convener, Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha, former Federal Minister and United Nations Asst. Secretary General. The book presents a comprehensive reform agenda for inclusive economic growth and advocates for working towards socio- ecological sustainability as the precondition for robust development in Pakistan.
The outcomes of the meeting are important for the forthcoming Federal Budget 2019-20. These outcomes will also be shared formally with the relevant teams at the Ministry of Finance and Federal Board of Revenue. In view of the relevance and importance of the subject matter, we cordially invite you to attend this meeting. The meeting is planned for Thursday, June 27th, 2019, from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM at Khorshed Hall, Avari Hotel, Karachi. For any further details, your team is most welcome to contact Ms. Mahnoor Arshad (; 0300-0509945). A tentative programme for this meeting is also enclosed. 
Distinguished Panelists
  • Dr. Miftah Ismail, Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
  • Dr. Kaiser Bengali, Senior Economist & Former Advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister
  • Ms. Jehan Ara, President, Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES
  • Mr. Abdul Aleem, Secretary General, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Dr. Safia Minhaj, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Karachi University