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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.

Express Tribune

Published Date: Aug 31, 2012


A motion expected to be presented by the Sustainable Development and Policy Institute (SDPI) at the World Conservation Congress is likely to become a global resolution for controlling the rising the temperature of the home planet.

Thousands of delegates from around the world will gather at the World Conservation Congress on September 6, organised by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Representatives from the governments, the public sector, NGOs, businesses, UN agencies, economists and others gather to try and form solutions to the world’s environment and development issues at the congress.

The motion, developed by IUCN member organisation SDPI, urges the global community to adopt a binding mercury treaty to protect wildlife, ecosystems, and humans from the hazardous effects of rising levels of mercury.

The motion, according to IUCN Global Vice President Javed Jabbar, has already gathered the support of ninety organisations.

Speaking at the Pakistan IUCN head office Javed Jabbar along with IUCN Country Representative Shah Murad Aliani, and IUCN Coordinator Madiha Aijaz briefed journalists about the Pakistan delegation’s aims for this year’s conference.

“We are going to advocate and teach others at the conference about utilizing the Kaarez [water supply system using natural strems] and the disadvantages of the tubewell system,” Aliani said.

One of the events that will be held at the ten day conference in Jeju, South Korea will be a film on the Kaarez system titled “Pearls in the Sand” and another film will be shown about mangroves and the Juniper Forests of Pakistan.