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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.

Country Gender Profile Study

Partner: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Year: 2008


Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has undertaken Country Gender Profile Study with a purpose to understand the gender equality perspective; gaps between gender policies and their implementation; chronic and emerging gender issues with a social change and development perspective. The period of focus was 1999 to 2007. The underlying principle was to analyze the policy environment, socio-cultural context, customary practices, changing norms, traditions and human behaviors having impact on women and men’s socio-economic development in Pakistan.


The report has two main objectives: to draw attention to the chronic as well as emerging gender issues in Pakistan; and to enhance and expand JICA’s understanding on gender gaps in Pakistan. The thematic focus of the study is on the sectors of education, health, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and economic empowerment.

The research was designed to incorporate the men’s perspective on gender as an equal potential partner in the context of social and economic development. The report aims at facilitating change and improvement in the Status of women through evidence based analytical research and expanding debate on the present status of women and men.