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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.

South Asian Regional Consultation on Health Policy Institutions

Dec 5

Time Not Specified


On the eve of 19th Sustainable Development Conference being held in Islamabad from December 6-8, IDRC along with SDPI is hosting a regional consultation meeting on Policy research institutions and evidence based research informing policies to accelerate health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
Researchers and policy analysts from both government and policy research institutions across sectors related to health will participate in the meeting. The objective of the consultation will be to hold a dialogue on the role of policy research institutions, including think tanks and academic institutions in providing the evidence base, supporting countries to meet the goals and targets set by the SDGs, and bridging the globally set health agenda with national priorities and implementation strategies.
Furthermore, the session will also discuss strong health policies and systems, national and regional contexts,  promotion of Southern voices in the universal health agenda, country mainstreaming of the SDGs, and the role of policy research institutions in informing the health-policy shifts required to move towards SDG attainment by 2030. 
The event will take place on 5th December 2016 at Islamabad.
(Note: Invitation letters will be sent to only the participants.)