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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.

COVID-19 Policy Review Series.


World response to COVID-19:  Time to set new goals and priorities

World response to COVID-19: Time to set new goals and priorities

Abstract The coronavirus, also called COVID-19, not only affected the health of large populations but also hit hard the developed and developing economies. The pandemic…

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Social Protection and plight of labour force in Pakistan during COVID-19

Social Protection and plight of labour force in Pakistan during COVID-19

Introduction World Social Protection Report 2017-19 released by the International Labour Organization indicates “only 29 per cent of the global population has access to any…

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Socio-economic impacts of coronavirus on peripheral populations in Pakistan: A study of Swat district

Socio-economic impacts of coronavirus on peripheral populations in Pakistan: A study of Swat district

Abstract The study aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Swat district taking economic stresses, social and family life, and mental health…

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Revival of Af-Pak Dialogue amid COVID-19: What  Needs to be Done?

Revival of Af-Pak Dialogue amid COVID-19: What Needs to be Done?

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Tourism revival strategy: gaps and policy actions

Tourism revival strategy: gaps and policy actions

Introduction Tourism has been almost non-operational in Pakistan since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The country underwent a complete to smart lockdown after the closure…

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Apathy towards Climate-Induced Migrants amid COVID-19  Insights from Bangladesh, India & Pakistan

Apathy towards Climate-Induced Migrants amid COVID-19 Insights from Bangladesh, India & Pakistan

Abstract Climate-induced migration is a well-known phenomenon occurring periodically in response to fast and slow onset events. Climate change projections are a global threat, but…

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Understanding climate change and rising locust outbreak risks in Pakistan

Understanding climate change and rising locust outbreak risks in Pakistan

Abstract The relationship between climate change and locust outbreak is not well-established. However, a recent increase in frequency and intensity of locust outbreak highlights some…

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COVID-19 and Change  in Global Political Order

COVID-19 and Change in Global Political Order

Introduction COVID-19 pandemic has brought about multi-dimensional changes in human lives, including political relations, finance and economy, environment, and finally health. While discussing these issues,…

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Financing post COVID-19 business revival and economic recovery: Stress Testing of Banking Sector of Pakistan

Financing post COVID-19 business revival and economic recovery: Stress Testing of Banking Sector of Pakistan

Abstract The role of banking sector in post COVID-19 revival of business and economic recovery will be very critical which, in turn, depends on financial…

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Pandemic, Economy and Response Mechanism: An overview

Pandemic, Economy and Response Mechanism: An overview

Abstract This policy review presents an overall overview of COVID-19 pandemic impact on health and economy in developed and developing countries. Besides, it highlights the…

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