Asset 1

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.

The News

Published Date: May 3, 2013

Energy Crisis ?result of faulty business model?

Caretaker
Minister for Water and Power Dr Mussadaq Malik has said that energy crisis in
Pakistan is the result of a faulty business model, increasing demand-supply gap
and losses within transmission and distribution system.

He
was speaking at a consultative meeting on “Pakistan’s energy crisis and its
possible solutions” organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute
here.

Talking
on deepening energy crisis, the minister informed that if the required funds
and gas is not provided in next few days, there would be increase in
loadshedding which currently stands at 12-14 hours in urban areas and 16-18
hours in rural localities.

Deliberating
on the reasons for energy crisis, he said that currently Pakistan is generating
around 14,000 MW of electricity at peak with 40 per cent of energy produced
with the most expensive fuel such as diesel and furnace oil. He said producing
costly electricity and distributing it at subsidised rates is a faulty business
model which cannot work anywhere in the world. He said the government is
planning to increase generation of electricity by shifting the bulk of
generation responsibility from inefficient GENCOs to the more efficient IPPs.

He
explained that Rs13 billion per month are spent on providing 6,000 metric ton
of oil to GENCOs who generate only 650 MW per month. He said the capacity of
IPPs can be utilised by injecting Rs10 billion, which would produce 1,150 MW
electricity. This, he said, it would result in saving of Rs36 billion annually
along with additional generation of 500 MW electricity per day.

Talking
on issues in supply of fuel to GENCO’s, he said adulteration and pilferage’ of
fuel are major issues which result in billions of rupees loss to the
government. He said the ministry is working on a mechanism proposed by SDPI
titled ‘fair average quality price formula” under which the price of fuel would
be reduced if it is found to be of less quality.