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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: Mar 19, 2021

Peshawar Chamber, SDPI join hands for developing business-friendly policies

Peshawar Chamber, SDPI join hands for developing business-friendly policies

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Chamber of Small Traders & Small Industries (PCSTSI) and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for conducting joint research for developing business friendly policies and exchange of researchers, technical information between each other.

The memorandum was signed by President PCSTSI, Mohammad Adnan Jalil while SDPI was represented by its Executive Director, Abid Q Suleri.

According to the document signed by both parties, both parties would also share data/information relevant to the subject and other policy research areas mutually agreed between both parties.

For the implementation of the agreement, both PCSTSI and SDPI would designate a contact person assigned with the responsibility of coordinating the activities in general terms.

For PCSTSI, it would be Adnan Jalil, president while SDPI Ahad Nazir, Head SDPI Centre for Private Sector Engagement.

Under the MoU, researchers from both sides would conduct the capacity building of the other party and in such case, the concerned research persons and trainee would have reciprocal relations with the receiving party.

In the areas of mutual cooperation, both parties would make joint arrangements of research seminars and conferences and would participate in advisory councils, committees and consultancy services. Both parties would also publish joint research based publications and any other activity as deemed appropriate by both parties.

In the areas of information exchange, the parties would hold joint conferences, seminars and workshops etc, share technical information & related data and collaboration of research teams. – APP