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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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Published Date: Mar 10, 2017

SECP organizes awareness seminar for SDPI employees

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), under its flagship investor awareness program ‘Jamapunji’ conducted a seminar on mutual funds and voluntary pension system (VPS) for the employees of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
Senior SECP officers led the interactive session with participation from industry experts. They elaborated on the rights of investors, potential benefits of investing in mutual funds and VPS through qualified fund managers, the role of trustees and highlighted the risks involved for the investor when opting for available mutual funds and VPS investment options.
The SECP’s senior officers answered participants’ questions. They also explained the regulations governing mutual funds and VPS and how the SECP has contributed to advancement of the financial sector through supporting innovative product development while taking necessary measures to better safeguard interests of the investors.
Giving product background, differences between conventional government pension schemes and VPS were explained. Similarly, differences between Sharia-compliant funds and conventional funds, withdrawal conditions and risk profile switch options during the life of the product were discussed. In addition to providing clarity on fee structures and the importance of monitoring net asset value (NAV) through periodic account statements and the SMS service provided by fund managers, post-retirement income features and potential tax benefits were also explained.
Deputy Executive Directors, Senior Research Fellows and other senior SDPI employees attended the session. SECP welcomed the valuable suggestions of participants. The SDPI thanked the SECP for the informative session hoping to schedule follow-up sessions for its employees in weeks to come.-PR