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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 Policy Symposium on Taxation and Energy Reforms in Pakistan

Nov 29

9:15 am to 4:30 pm

Crystal Ball Room Hall, Marriot Hotel, Islamabad.


SDPI is a policy research institute
and the oldest civil society think tank in Pakistan, which produces knowledge
on sustainable development to enhance the capacity of government and private
sector in making informed policy decisions and to engage civil society on
issues of public interest.

SDPI is making an effort to bring together
the civil society organizations, business community, and practitioners of
economic policy to discuss and form a consensus around future demands of
Pakistan’s socio-economic challenges. This discourse will also be communicated
to the various working groups constituted for the Vision 2025 being formulated
at the Planning Commission of Pakistan. SDPI’s research team has also recently
concluded briefing papers on people’s perceptions about economic reforms,
future of taxation regime in Pakistan, and energy sector reforms appraisal. In
order to have a comprehensive discussion on these issues SDPI is organizing a
policy symposium to be held on 29th November 2013 at Marriott Hotel,


  • Mr Saeed Ahmed Khan, Chairman, Oil and Gas Regulator Authority (OGRA)
  • Dr Musadiq Malik, Advisor to Prime Minister for Water and Power
  • Ms Anjum Ibrahim, Resident Editor, Business Recorder
  • Mr Umar Cheema, Investigative Journalist, The News International
  • Dr Kaiser Bengali, Advisor to Chief Minister Balochistan
  • Mr Syed Mohammad Ali, CEO, Engro Powergen