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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.

Published Date: Jan 3, 2013

PEP-supported research presented at international conferences in Asia

Pakistan: 15th Sustainable Development Conference

PEP researchers Vaqar Ahmed and Yumei Zhang were invited to present
their work and findings at the 15th Sustainable Development
Conference (SDC) organized by the Sustainable Development
Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad, Pakistan, on December
11-13, 2012. This year’s event was entitled “Sustainable Development in South Asia: Shaping the

With an audience of over 2500 from both the public and private
sectors, the SDC series is a prime conference that provides a forum for
researchers and academics in the region to share their work and engage in a
dialogue with interested parties, and that usually sets the tone and
discourse for sustainable development in South Asia.

This year, in particular, PEP researchers were
invited to host a panel on the “Role of Public Infrastructure in
Reshaping Asia’s Future”, in which they presented their recently
published papers from research work they had conducted with PEP support,
under a special AusAID-commissioned
project. In this project, 3 PEP-supported research teams
in China, Pakistan and the Philippines were mandated to develop and apply
sophisticated macro-micro simulation techniques, as fostered
through PEP research, to assess the effectiveness of public
infrastructure investments as an inclusive growth strategy.

Two of the country studies, namely China and Pakistan,
were presented during the special panel of the conference in Islamabad. To find
out more about the presented research work, see:

China: powerpoint presentation or policy brief


Pakistan: final (complete) research
the Philippines: powerpoint presentation


Malaysia: 3rd International
Conference on Economics, Business and Management

PEP researchers Phouphet Kyophilavong, Chanthachone Senesouphap and Somnack Yawdhacksa, were invited to present
their research work and findings from PEP-supported project “Resource Boom, Growth and Poverty in Laos: Lessons from
Other Countries and Policy Simulations”, at the 3rd
International Conference on Economics, Business and Management (ICEBM
2012), held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on December 22-23, 2012.

Organized on an annual basis by the International Economics
Development and Research Center (IEDRC), these (ICEBM)
conferences aim to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers and
scholars to share experiences, new ideas and research results regarding a
wide range of issues related to “Economics, Business and
Management”, discussing of practical challenges encountered as well as
various solutions adopted.

Find out more about the presented PEP research
project and related policy findings through the following
PEP policy brief 104 : Resource
Boom, Growth and Poverty in Laos: Lessons from Other Countries and Policy