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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 Express Tribune

Published Date: Mar 6, 2018

FATF watch list: ‘Pakistan’s inclusion will not hurt economy’

ISLAMABAD: Placing Pakistan on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will not hurt the economy as there would be no legal hitch in accessing foreign funding, including potential future borrowings from donor agencies, said experts.
FATF grey watch list: Listing may not hurt economy but complacency can, experts
Speaking at a special seminar, ‘Financial Action Task Force (FATF): Way Forward for Pakistan’ organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Monday, other speakers were of the view that while there would be no huge setback to Pakistan’s economy, the country needed to take it seriously in terms of reviewing its position.
Former finance secretary Dr Waqar Masood said the move by the US with the help of Germany and the UK was unprecedented and it seems an Indian inspired initiative, which was visible in the Indian media where a frantic picture was painted of doom and gloom about Pakistan. He said that efforts to isolate Pakistan were foiled, as EU had also cleared Pakistan for GSP Plus status in its biennial assessment. The GSP-Plus renewal speaks volumes about how the European community as a whole views Pakistan, he added.
Pakistan may suffer from domino effect if world goes to ‘trade war’
Haroon Sharif, regional adviser for South Asia World Bank, said that the FATF does not blacklist the non-compliant countries to borrow from International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and hence, it would not impact the country’s economy.