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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’s Quarterly Trade Bulletin
Partner: Pakistan Regional Economic Integration (PREIA) – USAID
Locale: Pakistan
Duration: 2018-2019
Team Member: Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Syed Ali Wasif Naqvi, Asif Javed
To improve the business enabling environment through technical assistance and capacity building support to both the public and private sector, PREIA is working with public and private sector stakeholders in Pakistan. This entails improving Govt. of Pakistan’s ability to develop and implement reforms of trade related policies, laws and regulations and also increasing private sector academia and civil society engagement in policy-making. A critical accompaniment to the development of the GOP’s capacity is strengthening the trust and two way flow of information between the public and private sectors so that policies are more reflective of the on ground needs of Pakistan’s export industries, cross border traders, and logistic providers and can adapt quickly as these needs evolve. Aiming this, SDPI and PREIA has initiated a quarterly trade bulletin with the following objectives.
Publish Pakistan’s quarterly trade bulletin on a regular basis for the initial four quarters. This will include collecting, organizing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, from credible national and international resources such as the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics of the GOP and the State Bank of Pakistan to ascertain trends, opportunities and challenges. This analysis will need to cover key findings and intelligently forecast the direction of Pakistan’s Trading Environment. This should be accessible to all the members of trade associations, chambers, private businesses, policy makers and public sector departments.
  • Collect quarterly data on trade and conduct analysis on the trade and policy issue selected for a given quarter.
  • Share the draft of the trade data and data policy analysis.
  • dissemination of the bulletin to the key stakeholders.
Links of the Bulletin;
Issue 1, Volume 2 (July – September 2018)
Issue 2, Volume 1 (April – June 2018)
Issue 1, Volume 1 (January – March 2018)