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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: Nov 30, 2018

SDPI’s 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC 2018) kicks off from Tuesday

The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has announced its 21stSustainable Development Conference (SDC 2018) and the 11th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XI). This four-day long event under the theme ‘Corridors of Knowledge for Peace and Development’ will kick off from Tuesday (4th of December 2018) here in Hotel Margalla Islamabad. The concluding ceremony will be held on the 7th of December 2018.

The conference will discuss economic and other corridors of connectivity and knowledge that can steer us towards peace and development. The researchers, academicians, scientists, policy makers, legislators, and experts from different fields will come up with their evidence-based policy solutions. They will share the best practices and present workable solutions to the emerging challenges related to sustainable development in the region.  

The sessions at the conference largely include: economy, poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environmental and social justice, SDGs with many more sub-themes relevant to Pakistan and other countries.

In the SDC plenary sessions, keynote speeches will be delivered by prominent scholars, policy makers and practitioners under the umbrella of the overarching theme. One plenary is dedicated to the Journalism Awards to acknowledge media professionals’ untiring efforts in highlighting the issues of sustainable development.

The Eleventh South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XI) will focus on the topics and issues important to the South Asia region’s current political economy. Apart from the plenary sessions aiming to discuss strengthening of broad-based dialogue across South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries, concurrent sessions would aim to discuss business-to-business and people-to-people connectivity, creating and strengthening trade and investment value chains, regional trade in services, cooperation in energy and water sectors, and strengthening dialogue mechanisms to tackle the impact of climate change in the region.

Given the presence of the regional think tank community, this year’s SAES will also discuss how Track 2 and Track 1.5 efforts could support the formal SAARC process in areas such as trade, energy, transport, environment, climate change, disaster risk reduction and water.

The SDC will launch a peer reviewed anthology based on the conference papers presented during the 20th SDC held in 2017 titled ‘Seventy Years of Development: The Way Forward’, along with other publications.

SDPI will compile the policy recommendations from the 30 plus panels and plenary sessions which will be communicated to the respective Ministries and at regional level institutions. The compiled recommendations along with detailed reports of the sessions will be published in a special edition of SDPI’s Research and News Bulletin.  The Conference will provide an interactive forum to meet with experts and to find relevant ideas and solutions in an atmosphere of sharing and exploring.