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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 of SDPI-UNODC joint Study

Jan 27

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Marriot Hotel Islamabad

Study Launch

 ‘Examining the dimensions, scale and
dynamics of the illegal economy: A study of Pakistan in the region’


study ‘
Examining the
dimensions, scale and dynamics of the illegal economy: A study of Pakistan in the
region’ is the
culmination of a nine-month period of collaboration between SDPI and UNODC
involving extensive primary and secondary research. The key finding of this
report is that organized crime is a threat to governments, societies and
economies, undercutting the rule of law and hampering the achievement of
Millennium Development Goals. The solution lies in a coordinated effort by
governments and donors to mainstream security-related issues into development
frameworks as a part of a holistic strategy interlinking the region.



Chair: Mr Rehman Malik, Federal Minister for Interior

  • Mr Jeremy Douglas, Representative, United
    Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Islamabad
  • Senator Haji Adeel, Awami National Party
  • Dr
    Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development
    Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad
  • Qasim Ali Shah, Director Programme Development
    , SDPI