Asset 1

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.

Gender Justice: Combating violence against women through community ownership techniques

Partner: UNDP

Duration: 2008-2011


In Pakistan, women are not aware of their legal rights, as well as the rights defined in Islam, which include inheritance rights, matrimonial/conjugal rights, and the right of choice and freedom of speech. Prevailing illiteracy among women and less opportunities to acquire education leaves them in a state of ignorance and exploitation at the hands of men. In Pakistan, patriarchy dominates social structures and perpetuates the rule of men. There are, however, men who are pro-women rights and who do not believe in curbing the rights of women. Following this hypothesis UNDP has taken the initiative to combat Violence Against Women through affirmative community action.


Since 1992, SDPI has published research and conducted research based advocacy and training on the area of women empowerment and Gender Equality and continues in this work with the Gender Justice Protection project (GJP), under the sub-theme ‘Combating violence Against Women through community ownership techniques’. The overall objective is to investigate and mainstream community solutions and strategies for combating Violence Against Women.

The project covers three districts of each of the four provinces and includes fieldwork including surveys, community meetings and meetings with local politicians and law enforcement agencies, along with comprehensive literature review

For More Information, Contact the Following Person:

Gulbaz Ali Khan