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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.

Mapping Child Labour in Flood Affected Areas of District Muzaffargarh and Thattha

Partner: ILO Islamabad

Duration: May to June, 2011

Locale:  Muzaffargarh and Thattha


The devastating flood in 2010 has had a great impact on millions of children. Floods of this scale have the potential to impair children’s emotional, intellectual and physical development which, in turn, could impair the nation’s future. The failure to invest in the quick recovery of these areas will further exacerbate the children’s well-being in terms of health care, education and a better future in general. Given the current lack of information and authentic research on the prevalence, forms and nature of child labour in the affected areas, SDPI felt it was important to carry out a preliminary needs (problem) analysis so that appropriate responses could be formulated. This assessment will be the first step towards designing of comprehensive projects for the elimination of child labour in flood affected areas. The assessment will not a comprehensive study, but a small scale and focused activity. To assess the magnitude of child labour


  • to assess the immediate needs of child labourers and those at-risk of child labour
  • to define hazards faced by children
  • to map the educational alternatives and opportunities for children in worst forms of child labour
  • to determine the magnitude of child labour in working sectors and try and find ways to alleviate the problem