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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.

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The News International

Published Date: Jun 3, 2020

11-member high-powered panel to give budget guidelines

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives has constituted an 11-member high-powered Advisory Committee to suggest policy guidelines just ahead of upcoming budget 2020-21.

The committee comprises economists, technocrats and professionals and its maiden session will be held on Wednesday (today) to review the current economic situation and major issues and challenges facing the economy in post-COVID-19 scenario.

According to an official notification, the Ministry of Planning has constituted the advisory committee under Asad Umar and will comprise Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri Executive Director SDPI, Navid Hamid Professor Lahore School of Economics, Syed Ahmed Chairman Software Houses Association, Khalid Mansoor CEO HUBCO, Afaq Tiwana Director Agrimal, Ehsan Saya MD Daraz, Dr Shakil Khan Principal Investment Operation Specialist Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Dr Adnan Khan Chief Knowledge Officer Research and Development Solutions and Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives.

The terms of reference of the advisory committee will be to work as strategic think tank on policy issues of Planning Commission/Ministry of Planning, to promote public-private sector interaction, to develop a participatory approach in decision making, to guide Planning Commission/Ministry of Planning in policy formulation and implementation, to generate and build consensus on policies and strategies of Planning Commission and to provide input and feedback from non-governmental stakeholders to the policies/performance of the Planning Commission.

The chairman of the advisory committee is authorized to co-opt additional members. The committee shall meet at least once a quarter.

The members of the committee shall work without remuneration. However, the travel and lodging costs for attending meetings shall be paid if so requested.