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.

Staff Reporter

Pakistan Observer

Published Date: Aug 1, 2018

PTI needs to take all political forces on board: Experts

The would-be Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Imran Khan needs to take all political parties on board to deal with the challenges facing the country including foreign policy dynamics in the region, political and economic instability and existing state of extremism, said senior analysist here on Monday
Speaking at a seminar on ‘Post-Election 2018 Political Developments’, organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), the political analysts said without engaging all political players on major policy issues, reforms and revival of the system could not be possible. Moreover, institutional conflicts need to be managed and all political parties should work together to strengthen the parliament.
Zahid Hussain, Senior Analyst said the people of Pakistan have voted in the third consecutive general elections on July 25th which enhanced the credibility of democratic system in Pakistan despite challenges. He said there has not been a single election in the history of Pakistan which went smooth without controversies.
Dr Abid Qayyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI said that the conduct of the general election 2018 itself is an historic and great news for the people of Pakistan. He said that this exercise is a positive step forward for evolution of democracy in the country. He said that though on poll day there were no major complaints but the slowed polling process was observed in various parts of the country.
Ambassador (retd) Shafqat KakaKhel, Chairperon of the Board of Governor (BoG) of SDPI, said that Imran Khan’s first speech on foreign policy front was a balanced speech and one cannot differ with the content of the speech. He said that Imran Khan’s desire for improved ties with neighbors, especially with Afghanistan and India, is a positive step forward for peace and prosperity in the region. He said that civil military relationship remained a major challenge for every democratic government throughout the history of Pakistan. Unless the forthcoming government led by PTI strengthens the institutions by engaging all political parties, the civil military relations would remain a slogan.