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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: Jan 18, 2019

SDPI inks MoU with Saudi think tank for cooperation in research

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a leading think tank RASANAH based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to establish and facilitate mutual cooperation in research and advisory initiatives and the exchange of technical and scientific information and expertise.   

RASANAH is a Saudi Arabia based independent research and studies institute which is specialized in regional affairs. RASANAH was ranked top in Saudi Arabia and 10th in the Middle East and North Africa region and 28th as Best Regional Studies Center by 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.

Executive Director, SDPI Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri and Dr. Muhammad S. Alsulami, Chairman, RASANAH, Riyadh, on behalf of their respective organizations signed the MoU on Friday here at the SDPI in Islamabad. Under the MoU, both organizations agreed to develop joint research projects, conduct studies and exchange technical and scientific research techniques in addition to their published reports and studies.

Executive Director, SDPI Dr. Abid Suleri said that focusing and collaborating with a Saudi Think Tank was mainly due to having long-lasting relations between two nations. He said that both countries have historic, religious and cultural ties. He said that both think tanks i.e. RSAASA and SDPI, can conduct joint research on issues of mutual interest such as climate change, trade, and regional cooperation. He said that Pakistan can learn from Saudi water conservation strategies, as KSA has turned their deserts into green lands. Pakistan should export skilled human resources to KSA, as KSA is on way of becoming a service-based economy and they want more IT and computer literate human resources.

Dr. Alsulami Chairman, RASANAH, said that his think tank was a relatively new institute in the Kingdom which was established around three and half years ago. He said that the institute focuses on regional issues with special focus on Iranian Affairs and the developments taking place in the south and central Asia. The institute covers issues such as climate change, economy, energy and sustainable development. He said that RASNAH means depth in Arabic and understanding and reaching out through communications in Persian.  He said that through this sort of collaboration, we wish to further connect to Pakistani people and enhance people to people relations between the two countries.