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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.

The Express Tribune

Published Date: Jan 23, 2015

Promoting research: ‘Independent think tanks offer best policy options’

ISLAMABAD: Think tanks play a primary role for the promotion of socio-economic development in a country besides serving as a platform for various stakeholders guarding the larger public interest on specific issues and helping decision-makers.
This was stated by former ambassador and chair of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)’ Board of Governors Shafqat Kakakhel while speaking at a roundtable meeting on Thursday.
He said only independent and credible think tanks can present the best policy options for the government. The roundtable was organised in conjunction with the launch of the “2014 Global Go-to Think Thank Index” released at the University of Pennsylvania under The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program on January 22, 2015.
Shakeel Ramay of SDPI shared the ranking criteria and methodology adopted to collate the ranking.
SDPI Executive Director Dr Abid Suleri said that 6,681 think tanks were ranked globally. “Pakistan Institute of International Affairs stood 16th while SDPI stood 19th while on the criteria of trans-disciplinary, SDPI was the only think tank from Pakistan that was nominated and stood 38th”.
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