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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.

Observer Reporter

Pakistan Observer

Published Date: Feb 7, 2019

SDPI, IBA meet think tanks to discuss economic growth in Sindh

A meeting was organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi to discuss Drivers of Future Economic Growth and Job Creation in Sindh at the IBA, main campus. “Government is willing to work with the business community and other stakeholders for solution of economic issues being faced by businesspersons in Sindh,” said Parliamentary Secretary, National History and Literary Heritage and the former vice president of Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Karachi-South, Ms. Ghazala Saifi in the meeting. She said that Pakistan needs to focus on providing high quality skills to its labour so that the high demand for labour services coming from the Middle East countries can be met.
The meeting was also attended by MNA Ms. Shahida Rehmani who said that the PPP government in Sindh was focusing on agriculture and livestock to provide jobs. She emphasized on the need to improve federal-provincial coordination to implement reforms that bring down the cost of doing business.
In his welcome remarks, Executive Director IBA, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal highlighted the role of entrepreneurship in economic growth and job creation. He emphasized that the role of the government should be to set fair policies and regulation, leaving the production activities in agriculture, manufacturing and services to the private sector; as this would boost competition and help in bringing diversification in economic base and exports. He mentioned the supply and demand gaps in the labour market which can be addressed if private sector is responsible for training manpower as per the industry needs. He stressed upon the relevant authorities to see why potential Chinese investors are still not coming to Pakistan in large numbers. Joint Executive Director, SDPI, Dr. Vaqar Ahmed while moderating the meeting said that the National Network of Economic Think Tanks aims to help the federal government in collecting evidence that can be a part of the forthcoming annual budget of the PTI government, 12th Five Year Plan of Planning Commission and still under formulation Strategic Trade Policy Framework of the Ministry of Commerce.