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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.

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Pakistan Today

Published Date: Feb 1, 2019

SDPI ranked country’s top think tank

The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has been ranked 1st in Pakistan, 15th in South East Asia and the Pacific and 99th among global (non-US) think tanks, according to the thirteenth edition of University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) released Thursday.
The 2018 GGTTI is based on the ranking done among 8,162 think tanks registered with GGTTI from across the globe and selected through a rigorous criterion.
The GGTTI team says the reasons for the recent decline in number of think tanks worldwide include political and regulatory environment growing hostile to think tanks in many countries, decreasing funding for policy research by public and private donors, public and private donors tendency toward 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.
Launching the 2018 GGTTI report, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Executive Director Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri said that despite all constraints faced by global civil society and think tanks, SDPI has retained its ranking in the index over a couple of years and emerged as the 44th  best quality assurance and integrity policies and procedures, 51st among TTs to watch in 2019 and the 53rd among top independent think tanks.
Speaking on the occasion, SDPI Board of Governors chairperson and former ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel said it was a matter of pride that SDPI has continuously been ranked among the top 100 think tanks in the world and top 20 in South East Asia and the Pacific.
“Though SDPI has been facing ups and downs in terms of resource constraints but the dedication of its staff, sector experts and leadership duly supported and guided by its vibrant board of governors made it possible for the institute to retain its status,” he said.