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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.

Searching for Panacea: Facets of governance, institutions and power in climate change

Jul 23

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

SDPI, Seminar Hall, 38 Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad


  • Amb. Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson Board of Governors, SDPI
  • Malik Amin Aslam, Former Minister of State for Environment
  • Dr.Rehana Siddiqui, Joint Director PIDE
  • Dr.Abid Qayum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI


  • Shakeel
    Ahmed Ramay, Head of Climate Change Unit , Sustainable Development Policy


(Concept Note)

and institutions are the two most influential and important
determinants of adaptive capacity (adaptation) and mitigation. Adaptive
capacity refers to the ability of human and natural system to adjust to
climate change impacts, consequences, and opportunities.

and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) are home to approximately 18 percent of the
global population, which is highly vulnerable to the risks imposed by
the climate change. A strong governance and institution play a critical
role in increasing the resilience of the social and ecological systems
by advancing economic and social development and ultimately reducing

governance and institutional quality associated with any structure and
resource has the ability to both facilitate adaptation/mitigation or to
serve as a barrier. The literature supports both anticipatory and
adaptive governance systems for creating an enabling environment to
facilitate a robust decision-making and mainstreaming climate change
risk and uncertainty into planning and development policy and programs.
To help the developing countries to embark on this journey, global
climate finance is performing a critical role towards building the
institutional capacity through investing in both mitigation and
adaptation interventions. The governance architecture is however,
complex and fragmented making the finance access, disbursement and
monitoring a real challenge.

research area is of Political economy of climate change in Pakistan;
its purpose is to provide a comprehensive understanding and analysis of
the political economy dimensions that serve to manipulate climate change
policy and interventions in Pakistan. The focus, however, is on climate
change developments that have taken place in the country over the past
years, within the public policy realm, with particular emphasis on
stakeholder mapping and analysis. The focus is on the legislative basis,
institutional structure, and key stakeholders and influencers that play
a pivotal role in climate change response in Pakistan.

SDPI is organizing a seminar for the members of civil society, decision
makers, researchers, government agencies, think tanks, business and
trade bodies, policy makers, investors and other relevant Stakeholders. The seminar will be held on the July 23rd , 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at SDPI Seminar Hall, # 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad.

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