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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.

Pre-budget Seminar: Recommendations for Philanthropy Sector

Mar 20

03:00pm to 5:00PM

Taimur Chambers Plot # 10-D (WEST), Fazal-ul-Haq Rd, Islamabad

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), in collaboration with Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), is hosting first ever budget proposal seminar for Philanthropy sector, over the last 70 years. Treated as part of random charities always, it has remained widely ignored that how can fiscal policy be used to incentivize and promote Philanthropy in the country? We believe that Philanthropy sector has been playing an important role in social development of the society and that better and improved institutional structure to facilitate corporate and individual philanthropy can increase the magnitude and impact of philanthropy sector in social and economic development multifold.
This seminar brings the representatives from corporate sector and in individual capacity to share their thoughts on the set of institutional arrangements, including tax structure and incentives and regulatory framework, which can help better generate philanthropy. On sideline, we also dwell into the options for systematic and more productive use of philanthropy in Pakistan. SDPI aims to submit the proceedings from this meeting to Ministry of Finance and Federal Board of Revenue.
  • Asad Umar, Member National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance (TBC)
  • Dr. Muhmmad Iqbal, Member Federal Board of Revenue 
  • Dr. Zafar Qadir, Chairman Social Action Consortium and Taleem Foundation, (Ex. Chairman NDMA & Federal Secretary IT)
  • Ms. Shazia Maqsood Amjad, Executive Director, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy
  • Ms. Ayesha Khan, Country Director, Hashoo Foundation , Pakistan
  • Ms. Fatima Akhtar, Manager Public Affairs, Nestle Pakistan