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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.

Pluralistic Education Modules

Partner: Minority Rights Group, UK

Year: 2008


In order to establish just and progressive societies, it is paramount for nations to recognize the rights of their citizens irrespective of religious and ethnic background. In order to create an emancipated society, free of dogma, suppression and backward tendencies, it is important to practice the pluralistic traditions of South Asia. Living in multi-cultural society, it is important to respect diversity, especially religious diversity. Curriculum and textbooks play an important role in shaping beliefs and attitudes of students towards minority groups. In order to achieve the objective of mutual respect, students from elementary school level should be familiar with myths and stories and great personalities and saints associated with other religions. They should learn to value religious diversity and to celebrate it without losing their own individuality. SDPI in previous years has indicated through empirical research, shortcomings of existing curriculum in appreciating social and religious diversity. SDPI in partnership with Minority Rights Group UK started an initiative that would focus on preparation of curriculum modules. These modules would be units of material that are inclusive and representative of religious minorities. These modules would be taught to students belonging to all religion. An attempt would be made through a panel of eminent educationists, networking partners, and media to have these modules introduced at government and non-government educational institute.