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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.

Trading with Neighbors: Prospects and Challenges

Oct 23

2:30PM to 07:00PM

Sheesh Mahal –II, Serena Hotel, Islamabad

02:30 –


03:00 – 03:15pm


Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive
Director, SDPI

03:15 –

of Trade and Transport Facilitation in Pakistan 
Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, SDPI

03:45 –


Nasreen Jalil, Senator Muttahida
Quami Movement (MQM)

Yasmin, Chair Economics Department, Fatima Jinnah Women University

Khalid, Former President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ali Salman, Executive Director,

04:30 –

Remarks by Chief Guest 

Khurram Dastagir Khan, Federal
Minister for Commerce

04:45 –

Open Discussion 

Refreshment 5:00 – 5:30pm

05:30 –

Issues in Trade with South Asia  
Muhammad Hamza Abbas, Economist,

05:45 –


Rubina Khalid, Senator, Pakistan
People’s Party Parliamentarian (PPP-P)

Ayla Majid, Chief Executive CAMCO
(Pvt) Ltd

M. Ibrahim Qureshi, President, All
Pakistan Business Forum

Nadia Tahir, Associate Professor,
University of Central Punjab, Lahore Dr. Idrees Khwaja, Associate Professor,
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

06:35 –

Remarks by Chief Guest

Mohmmad Zubair, Minister of State
for Privatization

06:50 –

Open Discussion