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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.

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Climate Change as a National security imperative for Pakistan

Climate Change as a National security imperative for Pakistan

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Kaisa Hoga 2019

Kaisa Hoga 2019

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Chapter 7-Preparing for the Next Wave of Developments under CPEC

Chapter 7-Preparing for the Next Wave of Developments under CPEC

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STRENGTHENING POLICY RESEARCH: Role of Think Tank Initiative in south Asia  CH: 07 Sustainable Development Policy Institute By Dr. Abid Q. Suleri

STRENGTHENING POLICY RESEARCH: Role of Think Tank Initiative in south Asia CH: 07 Sustainable Development Policy Institute By Dr. Abid Q. Suleri

Introduction: Established under the National Conservation Strategy (NCS) 1992, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) pivoted its activities around environmental issuesin its nascent period. The foresight…

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Economic Contribution of Copyright-based Industries in Pakistan

Economic Contribution of Copyright-based Industries in Pakistan

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What Defines Livelihood Vulnerability in Rural Semi-Arid Areas? Evidence from Pakistan

What Defines Livelihood Vulnerability in Rural Semi-Arid Areas? Evidence from Pakistan

Rabia Ayesha Qaisrani, Muhammad Awais Umar, Ghamz E Ali Siyal and Kashif Majeed Salik Abstract Rural livelihoods in semi-arid Pakistan are increasingly exposed to climate…

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Towards a climate resilient cotton value chain in Pakistan: Understanding key risks, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

Towards a climate resilient cotton value chain in Pakistan: Understanding key risks, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

Samavia Batool, Fahad Saeed   Executive Summary This working paper aims to contribute to understanding vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climaterelated risks in semi-arid areas…

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Health Services Trade between India and Pakistan

Health Services Trade between India and Pakistan

Rabia Manzoor , Dr. Shehryar Khan Toru and Dr. Vaqar Ahmed Abstract Recently, health tourism has gained a lot of importance in South Asia as…

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Chapter 4: Sustaining Agricultural Production in Pakistan: Obstacles and Prospects

Chapter 4: Sustaining Agricultural Production in Pakistan: Obstacles and Prospects

Rabia Manzoor, Abbas Maken and Richard Culas Source:  http://www.nova-authors.com/___Encrypted/WEB_Links_Storage/e-Books/978-1-53613-720-0_eBook.pdf

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IRTI Policy Paper Series: The Interlinkage between Social Exclusion and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Pakistan

IRTI Policy Paper Series: The Interlinkage between Social Exclusion and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Pakistan

Nasim Shah Shirazi, Dr. Sajid Amin Javed, Dawood Ashraf Abstract Using the data from Pakistan Panel Household Survey (2010), this paper assesses the role of…

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