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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.

Promoting Protection and Solidarity for climate migrants and displaced communities in South Asia

Status: On-going

Donor: The project is funded by Bread for the World (BftW) and implemented by Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
Partner Countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Project description:
Climate extreme events (floods, sea level rise, glacial lakes outbursts floods, heatwaves, droughts etc.) are posing serious threats to communities’ survival. In the last two decades, disasters particularly floods and earthquakes, have led to an increase in internal migration.
Conflict and disasters have triggered 33.4 million new internal displacements across 145 countries and territories in 2019 alone (IDMC). According to the latest report of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), disasters have caused 100,000 displacements in Pakistan between January 1 and December 31, 2019. In Pakistan most of the internal displacements occur in rural areas where agriculture associated climate threats are exacerbating existing rural vulnerabilities. This contributes to most of the cases of rural to urban migration seen across the country as people move to earn an income when their livelihoods are devastated by climate change.

The purpose of the project is to build solidarity for climate induced migrants through evidence-based research and sensitizing policy makers and media about climate-induced migration in Pakistan.

Contact person: Maryam Shabbir Abbasi, Project Coordinator, Sustainable Development Policy Institute