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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.

Road to Katowice: Setting Pakistan’s Agenda for Climate Negotiations (COP24)

Nov 8

12:00 am to 6:00 pm

Taimoor Chambers, 4rth Floor, 10-D (West), Fazal-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad

The global community will come together in Katowice, Poland in December 2018 to move forward discussions on making progress towards a climate resilient future.  A recent report by the IPCC has highlighted the urgency required to mitigate the impacts of climate change so that the global rise of temperatures could be limited to 1.5 degrees. The business as usual approach will take us beyond the 3 degree mark which will be catastrophic, especially for the most vulnerable nations such as Pakistan. 

In this context Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) will hold a seminar titled “Road to Katowice: Setting Pakistan’s Agenda for Climate Negotiations (COP24)” to discuss the way forward in light of the latest scientific research.  Representatives from the government, civil society and academia are expected to discuss Pakistan’s contributions to the dialogue that will take place in Katowice later this year. The discussion will also delve into the mitigation and adaptation efforts currently underway in Pakistan.

Chair: Hon. Malik Amin Aslam,

Chief Guest:
His Excellency Mr. Piotr Opalinski, Ambassador of Poland

Dr. Imran Khalid, Research Fellow, SDPI


Ms. Aisha Khan, Civil Society Coalition for
Climate Change

Dr. Abid Q. Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI

Ms. Rina Saeed Khan, Environmental Journalist

Ms. Kashmala Kakakhel, Climate Finance Expert


Ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson Board
of Governors, SDPI