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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.

Network for Clean Energy Transition-Research and Advocacy

Partner/Donor: European Climate Fund

Duration: Jul 2020 to Jun 2021

Team Members: Dr. Hina Aslam and Ahad Nazir,


SDPI has started this project with the help of European Climate Fund. The project aims to develop an inclusive evidence based framework to guide the future energy policy. SDPI will be inclusive towards all the stakeholders and encourage collaborations between communities from all ends of the social spectrum to inspire a continuously improving series of efforts for sustainable use of energy and conservation. We anticipate formulating a China-Pakistan network for renewable energy to advocate the need towards transition to clean energy pathways and meeting the climate goals. This forum will include both Chinese and Pakistani stakeholders and key representatives from public and private sector, research/academia, NGOs, CSOs and multilateral institutes. To provide update knowledge and research based analysis to the government it will be ensure that the research outputs of the project are regularly updated.


The objectives of the projects are:

  • To study the risk due to investment in coal towards the green and clean energy transformation in Pakistan.
  • To conduct evidence-based advocacy on clean and green energy investment impacting both Pakistani and Chinese stakeholders


This project hopes to achieve following outcomes:

  • Successful seeping in of the message through stakeholder consultations by engaging Pakistani decision makers from the energy sector as well as Chinese leadership and investors in order to have fruitful discussions and policy dialogues on the risks of coal investments and shift to renewable energy technologies.
  • Strengthened legislation and policy support for national (Pakistan) risk management by comprehensively considering various aspects of risks of coal investments in Pakistan and coming up with optimal strategies as well as focusing on investments for sustainability and decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Status: On going

For More Information, Contact the Following Person:

Hina Aslam