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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.

Principles for Inclusive and Effective National Adaptation Plans and Policies

Dec 4

4:45AM to 06:15pm


COP21 – Observer room 3

Co-organised by civil society and
governments from/of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nicaragua this multi-stakeholder event
presents actions taken by governments to
adapt to climate change and the role and potential of CSOs
to contribute to/for
adaptation planning, implementation and monitoring.

The event will also launch the Joint Principles for Adaptation
, a collection of principles developed by the Southern Voices of Adaptation to
ensure that adaptation plans, policies and programmes are pro-poor and
pro-vulnerable, and cater to the needs for the most vulnerable to climate


Guest of Honour: Honorable. Zahid Hamid, Federal
Minister for Climate Change, Pakistan

Chair, Honourable Ms Zakia Shah Nawaz, Minister for
Climate Change, Government of Punjab,

Moderated by Mr. Herbert Mwalukomo, Southern Voices
for Adaptation


Dr. Sunimal Jayathunga,
Director, Climate Change Secretariat of Sri Lanka
Dr. Marambe, Chair, Expert Committee on Adaptation, Sri Lanka
Dr. Abid Q Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute
SDPI, Pakistan
Ms Tania Guillén Bolaños, Centro Alexander Humboldt
Ms. Yussif Nafisatu, ABANTU for Development, Ghana, Southern Voices Partner