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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.

Data Revolution
Partner: Department for International Development (DFID).

Locale: Pakistan
Time Frame: May 2014-September 2016
Project Team: Saadiya Razzaq, Sheheryar Haq, Junaid Zahid, Waqas Imran, Rabia Tabbasum, Irfan Chatha and Hassan Waqas.
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One of the themes of Alif Ailaan programme is the data and evidence component. Under this component, SDPI, as an implementing partner, is working preparing ‘Data Depository.’ The data observatory provides a nexus for the development of a national discourse around education data and evidence. Therefore, Alif Ailaan and SDPI aims to turn the online data depository into a clearing house for data, news, and research related to education in Pakistan. 


The objective of the data portal is to create an online portal containing all relevant public data in the country. The idea is also to make these data open source easy to access and use. The data is useful in informing the public about various aspects of social and Economic sectors in Pakistan and influences data regime in the country. The medium-term objective for the Pakistan Data Portal is to become the main source of education data for all relevant stakeholders. The long-term objective is to expand further from education data and incorporate data on other sources. A significant portion of this work, therefore, involves communication with stakeholders and the general public.