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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.

Pakistan @ 100 – Shaping the Future

Donors/Partners: World Bank
Locale: Pakistan
Duration of Project: January 2018 to March 2018
Program/Project Brief:

Pakistan@100 will be a report that discusses options for Pakistan to accelerate growth and ensure its sustainability and inclusiveness over the next 30 years. To do so, it will focus on 6 core issues in six individual notes, one of them being Environmental Sustainability. SDPI will be contributing for the section on Environmental Sustainability.
Other five sections will be:
– Regional Connectivity
– Structural Transformation
– Role of Government
– Financing a Significant Increase in Investment
– Labor Productivity

SDPI aims to inform the future policy making for ensuring environmentally sustainable growth till 2047.
We will be covering four parts under the environmental sustainability section:

  • Water Pollution
  • Urban Air Quality
  • Water-Agriculture Nexus
  • Disaster Risk Management

Every part will try to answer following four questions pertaining to it:

  • Current context for environmental sustainability (and water and climate change). Current opportunities and challenges
  • How can environmental sustainability contribute to growth (and its sustainability and inclusion) in the future (long term – to 2047)? What reforms and/ or investments will be necessary? How are future prospects informed by global megatrends? How will current opportunities and challenges change in the future?
  • What reforms have been attempted in the past? To what extent were they successful? If not successful, why? What role did political economy play in preventing reforms? How can this be addressed in the future?
  • What recommendations going forward, informed by (i) current context, (ii) future prospects, (iii) global megatrends and (iv) lessons from past reform efforts?

Team Members: Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Shafqat Munir, Dr. Imran Khalid, Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Irfan Ahmad Chatha, Maliha Naveed, Ahmed Awais Khaver

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