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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.

SDPI Launching of Book Environment, Society and Sustainable Development

Aug 27

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SDPI, Islamabad

Entry is
open to all

About the Books:

The book is a compilation
of selected research articles and papers on Environment, Society and
Sustainable Development, authored by eminent writers and published in various
editions of Pakistan’s
premier environmental Journals “Paidar Taraqi” and “Dharti” during the last
twenty years. Most of the authors are/were researchers at SDPI and their articles
reflect research in diversified disciplines carried at SDPI. These
writings not only summarize important environmental concerns during the last
two decades but also showcase SDPI’s twenty years of struggle for conservation
of nature and sustainable socio-economic development in Pakistan.
Some of these SDPI efforts include significant contributions in preparing Pakistan’s
National Conservation Strategy, Environmental Protection Act 1997, National
Environmental Quality Standards, Pollution Charge, Industrial
Monitoring/SMART,Environmental Assessments and preparation of laws and action
plans to address hazardous chemical pollutants in Pakistan.
The book is part of SDPI’s twentieth years anniversary celebrations which
includes publication of special books on various aspects of sustainable

  • Dr Anwar Ahmad, Chairman,
    National Language Authority (NLA), Islamabad
  • Engg. Asif S.Khan, Director
    General, Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), Islamabad
  • Ambassador
    ® Shafqat Kakakel,
    Former United Nations Assistant Secretary General,
    Deputy-Executive-Director Of The United Nations Environment Programme, Member
    Board Of Governors, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
  • Dr Abid Q. Suleri,
    Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
  • Mr Ahmad Salim, Senior
    Advisor, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
  • Dr Humaira Ishfaq, Writer
    and Post Graduate Teacher of Urdu Literature
  • Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, SDPI Senior Adviser, Chemicals
    and Sustainable Industrial Development