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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.

Bioenergy and Sustainability Initiative (BSI)


Year: 2011


The advent of the modern environmental and energy discourse is usually considered to date back to the early 1960’s. Energy is considered an important prerequisite for the economic growth and sustainability of a country. On the one hand it is used for industrial and agricultural purposes and on the other hand it is required for domestic use. The available non-renewable energy resources are being depleted at a higher rate and also they are too expensive to buy or are already acquired by countries. The efforts of the exploration sector have not so far come up with a satisfactory reflex in order to ensure our future energy needs with the present technological solutions. There is an urgent need to explore an alternative and renewable energy solution. Bioenergy can be instrumental in ensuring the future energy needs of mankind with a low carbon solution. At the same time Bioenergy may pose negative impacts / threats if not addressed properly. The threats may include Food insecurity issues, Habitat loss, sustainability of the ecosystem for certain endangered species, Weak Energy Governance set-ups in South Asian countries, GHG emissions through supply chains, Low level awareness on the technical issues behind the technology involved and Capacity building of all stakeholders including public, private, producers and civil society.

In March 2011, SAWTEE, Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) and Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) selected SDPI to act an expert member organization for the development process of new standard for Bioenergy Sustainability Criteria (ISO/WD 13065). S researcher from SDPI was nominated, by PSQCA and representative of all other Asian Countries, for the membership of ISO/PC 248/ WG-3 Resolution Committee member and got elected unanimously during the ISO meetings in Nairobi, October 2011. The participation of SDPI is critically important so as to influence the standard development process to watch the interest of South Asian countries especially for Food insecurity and sustainability of the ecosystem.