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 Teller

Published Date: May 15, 2015

Pakistan Economy is improving, will grow further : ESCAP Survey 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan economy is improving and has been recovered much in record time that has been acknowledged by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

According to recent survey of ESCAP 2015, Pakistan economy is expected to improve more in the coming years due to government’s efforts on addressing electricity shortages and attracting foreign direct investment in the country.

Yesterday on May 14, 2015 addressing at the annual launching ESCAP flagship publication, former chief of ESCAP Macroeconomics, Policy and Analysis Section Dr. Hussain Malik said, “there is an urgent need to make this growth more inclusive and broad-based by spreading its benefits to all parts of the country and segments of the society.” According to ESCAP Report 2015, there is expectation of 5.1% economic growth rate during 2015.
Overall economic growth in Asia region will slightly increase to 5.9% in year 2015 from 5.8% of the year 2015. However, Pakistan economic growth raises to 4.1% from an average of 3.7% in the previous three years and expected to increase by 5.1% during 2015.

Executive Director of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Dean of NUST School of Social Sciences Professor Ashafaque Hasan Khan also addressed at the event.

The report also posed positive comments on inflation control, budget deficit and improvement in forex reserves and FDI in Pakistan.

Pakistan economy is recovering as authorities have made progress with consolidating macroeconomic stability, strengthening public finances, and re-building foreign exchange buffers, As a result, immediate risks have greatly receded, economic growth is gaining strength, inflation is declining, and macroeconomic vulnerabilities are gradually addressed.