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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.

Better Governance Index

Donors/Partners: UNDP

Locale: Pakistan
Duration of Project: December 2016 – May 2017
Team Members: Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Dr Shehryar Khan, Rabia Manzoor, Ahmad Durani
The project uses a set of governance indicators (quality of governance, accountability, inclusion and openness, effectiveness and responsiveness for assessing institutional performance across selective public sector institutions. The construction of BGI would enable the government to reflect on institutional performance and also enable the citizens for holding state institutions to account. The BGI initiative attempts to inculcate the need for enhanced public accountability, while permitting institutions to identify managerial blind spots for continuous improvement. The BGI will be a first-in-class initiative for measuring and comparing public sector performance and comprise a range of relevant metrics that will:
  • Serve as a tool for benchmarking performance of public sector institutions;
  • Drive better performance, providing public sector managers with a tool for identifying areas for improvement in individual institutions as well as in a group of institutions;
  • Help create a competitive market for public sector institutions, leading to enhanced accountability, improved services and lowering of transaction costs; and
  • Likely evolve into an accreditation system for public sector, providing a basis for budgetary allocations, linking individual career progression with institutional results and financial and technical support from donors with performance on donor-assisted projects.

For More Information, Contact the Following Person:

Nazim Ali