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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.

News Desk

The Express Tribune

Published Date: Feb 1, 2019

SDPI among top 100 global think tanks

The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) of Islamabad has been ranked amongst the top 100 think tanks in the world.
The rankings were part of the 13th edition of the University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) which was released on Thursday. The GGTTI is based on a ranking by 1,796 peer institutions and experts who looked at 8,162 think tanks registered with GGTTI from some 85 countries across the world.
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SDPI was ranked top in Pakistan and at 15 amongst think tanks from South East Asia and the Pacific. Among global (non-United States think tanks), it was ranked at 99.
In its report, the GGTTI team explained that the number of think tanks across the world had declined due to a changing political and regulatory environment which had grown hostile towards think tanks in many countries. It was coupled with decreasing funding for policy research by public and private donors; the tendency of public and private donors towards short-term, project-specific funding instead of investing in ideas and institutions; underdeveloped institutional capacity; increased competition and institutions having served their purpose and discontinued their operations.
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The report concluded that there were more issues, more actors, more competition, and more conflicts and those who could manage competitive challenges, resource challenges, and technological challenges would be able to remain relevant to their domestic, regional and global audience.