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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.

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY “Healthy Environment for All”

Jun 4

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Pakistan National Council of Arts,(PNCA) Plot No. 5, F-5/1, Islamabad

1-Report Launch: BDS Curriculum – SDPI Second Toxic Mercury Study:2-Skit Competition (Finals) for Islamabad/Rawalpindi Schools/Colleges Students

3-Petition: Toxic Mercury/Mercury Amalgam Use in Dentistry

Speakers:    * Mr Mashood Ahmad Mirza, Joint Secretary/DG, Ministry of information and National Heritage
    * Mr Asif Shujah Khan, Retd. Director General, Pakistan Environment Protection Agency
    * Prof. Uzaira Iqbal, Dean, Environment Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
    * Dr Abid Q. Suleri, Executive Director, Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, Senior Advisor Chemicals and Ms Sadaf Nawaz, Project Associate,

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)


    * Ms Mehreen Bano and Sadia Sharif, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)


We are through with the preliminary rounds of Islamabad-Rawalpindi Inter-Schools students SKIT competition.

The following schools have qualified for the Final round on June 4 (Wednesday), 2014, as part of the SDPI advocacy activities to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5 th ). 

Some of the performances were amazing, most touchy, with so effective messages for the theme “Healthy Environment for All.” 

A few glimpses of the performance/participants are attached.

1. Dar-e-Arqam, Alipur Frash 

2. Roots, Westridge Branch 

3. Kids City High School School (Kahuta Branch) 

4. OSCS (Out of Children School) 

5. PAEC Model College (Nilore Branch) 

6. ICAS (Islamabad College of Arts & Science) 

We hope to hold the Finals at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), Islamabad, alongwith two other SDPI advocacy activities: Launching of SDPI Second (2) Report on Mercury Issues and SDPI Petition to Prime Minister, on Mercury issues, supported by 1000 signatures (first installment), inshallah.