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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.

Integrated Solution Strategy for Afghan Refugees in Support of Volrep, Sustainable Reintegration, and Assistance to Host Countries

Duration: 2012-14
Partner/Donor: UNHCR

During October–December 2011, SDPI developed a UNHCR Programme documentation for integrated solution strategy for Afghan Refugees in Support of Volrep, Sustainable Reintegration, and Assistance to Host Countries. The core values of the programme addressed the issue of vulnerability among both Afghan and Pakistani populations with special attention to women and children. It examined the negative and positive socio-economic impact of the Afghan refugee population on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP) and Balochistan, and vice versa. The Management and Repatriation Strategy of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan contemplated an assertive plan to manage Afghans in Pakistan. The UNHCR programme documentation was meant for stakeholders’ conference and was categorized into two main components in which first was the Mainstreaming Component with four broad areas of concern, i.e. Protection and Durable Solution, Health, Education and Urban development while the second was RAHA Programme Component covering the health, education, agriculture and environment, livelihood and environment, water and sanitation, and community services including gender issues.


The main objective of the programme under the stakeholders’ conference was to improve the quality of life of all the Afghan refugees settled in Pakistan. The areas targeted for improvement were: health, education, water, sanitation, environment and livelihood, agriculture and community services. Results framework had also been composed to gauge the efficacy of the programmes against specific and spelt out deliverables.