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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: Sep 16, 2012


Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), the countrys premier policy think tank has been elected as a CSO observer to UN-REDD Programme Policy Board for Asia-Pacific Region, stated a press release issued by SDPI here on Sunday.

SDPI got elected through a voting process where 19 organizations from 12 countries including Pakistan contested for the position of UN-REDD CSO Observer from ASIA-PACIFIC region. The other contesting countries included India, Eastern and Western Provinces of Solomon Islands, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

Kanwar Muhammad Javed Iqbal, the SDPI representative would represent Asia-Pacific region as Observer for the next two year term. He would also solicit issues and concerns at UN-REDD Policy Boards on behalf of civil society organizations and their constituencies, including womens organizations and networks. He will participate in Policy Board meetings, provide input, disseminate information among constituencies and would contribute to working groups that may be formed to take Policy Board decisions forward.

Launched in September 2008, The UN-REDD Programme aspires to develop capacities for implementing REDD+ and to support the international dialogue regarding the inclusion of a REDD+ mechanism in a post