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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.

Report Launch : An Economy for the 1%

Jan 18

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 38, Street No: 86 Embassy Road, G-6/3 Islamabad Pakistan

Concept Note: 

The global inequality crisis is reaching new extremes. The richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Power and privilege is being used to skew the economic system to increase the gap between the richest and the rest. A global network of tax havens further enables the richest individuals to hide $7.6 trillion. The fight against poverty will not be won until the inequality crisis is tackled.
In the run up to the world economic forum at Davos, Oxfam under its Even It Up campaign has produced a research paper titled ‘An economy for the 1%’. The report will be launched globally on mid-day of January 18th, two days before the official Davos meeting. An Economy for the 1%’ looks at how this has happened, and why, as well as setting out shocking new evidence of an inequality crisis that is out of control.
Growing economic inequality is bad for us all – it undermines growth and social cohesion. Yet the consequences for the world’s poorest people are particularly severe. The situation in Pakistan is also not encouraging. Inequality in Pakistan is mainly driven by inequalities in opportunities. Majority of poor people who rely on public education and health systems, not having quality education and access to these essential services, are trapped in poverty.
Rising economic inequality also compounds existing inequalities. Countries like Pakistan tend to have larger gaps between women and men in terms of health, education, labor market participation, and representation in institutions like parliaments.  It is not a surprise that with lower level of social spending due to narrow revenue base, Pakistan fall in the bottom countries on gender parity index as well as human development index.
Chair by:
  • Dr Abid Q Suleri| Executive Director SDPI
Speakers:
  • Arif Jabbar Khan| Country Director Oxfam in Pakistan
  • Dr. Qaisar Bengali | Distinguished economists
  • G. M. Arif | Joint Director PIDE
Moderated by:
  • Tahir Dhindsa | Head of Policy Advocacy, Outreach & SDTV, SDPI
Watch Live at: http://sdpi.tv/live.php