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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: Jun 15, 2021

SDPI, Shah Abdul Latif University sign MoU for joint research

Islamabad, 14th June 2021. The Shah Abdul Latif University (LASU), Khairpur, Sindh, and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together engaging academia in policy sphere on socio-economic development issues.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice-Chancellor of the Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur and Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director of the SDPI, in the presence of Engr. Ahad Nazir, Head of SDPI’s Centre for Private Sector Engagement and Mr. Shahid Minhas, Head of Trainings at SDPI’s Centre for Learning and Development.

The MoU is aimed at forging academic linkages, interdisciplinary research, publications and capacity building collaborations with the wider aim to bring experts of SALU, Khairpur, to the research and policy level so that recommendations could be proposed to the relevant policy makers and stakeholders.

Dr Abid Suleri said being a leading academic institution of interior Sindh, the SALU would act as a regional hub for presenting research-based solutions in collaboration with SDPI in the relevant sectors. He said universities play the best Think Tanks’ role, provided they are fully linked up to the policy makers. “SDPI values its collaboration with the academia and consider it of great value in providing evidence-based research and policy input” Dr. Suleri said.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto appreciated the work that SDPI has been doing in the field of research and capacity building. He reiterated the importance of linkages between academia and independent think tanks for evidence-based policy recommendations. He showed keen interest in closely working with SDPI in the field of research and capacity development.