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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.

Success stories of Women Parliamentarians

Year: 2008-09.


In a society where women are marginalized and their contributions are not acknowledged, SDPI feels that the recent induction of a large number of women into the political process especially in the Parliament should be supported. To undermine the general debate against women entering the All male dominion, the civil society should be motivated to support and encourage women to actively participate in the political process of the country.

In order to activate a process of support and motivation in the general public, substantial groundwork is essential. It is important to signify how women have always contributed positively towards the political process whenever they were given a chance.


SDPI planned to provide evidence that it is most important to have women in Parliament by documenting and highlighting the successful Women parliamentarians. To prove the point, the project established success and devotion of the women parliamentarians that they brought to the issues they worked on.


This study greatly contributed towards improving Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. The study also contributed to History, and helped develop women as Political Role Models. It gave an insight into how much a woman can achieve whenever and where ever she is given an opportunity. This study is an excellent guide for students of political science in our country, and also for young parliamentarians looking for guidance.

For More Information, Contact the Following Person:

Mahmood A. Khwaja