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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.

Policy Briefs/Papers.


Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Bridging data gaps for effective energy planning (PB – 74)

Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Bridging data gaps for effective energy planning (PB – 74)

Abstract Owing to the absence of research collaboration between government and academia, electricity demand forecasting in Pakistan has long inculcated forecasting errors due to data…

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Toxic Legacy Pollution: Safeguarding Public Health and Environment from Industrial Wastes. (PB – 73)

Toxic Legacy Pollution: Safeguarding Public Health and Environment from Industrial Wastes. (PB – 73)

INTRODUCTION Legacy pollutants are chemicals, often used or produced by industry, which remain in the environment long after they were first introduced. The continuous or…

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Pakistan National Ambient Air Quality Standards: A comparative Assessment with Selected Asian Countries and World Health Organization (WHO)-(PB-72)

Pakistan National Ambient Air Quality Standards: A comparative Assessment with Selected Asian Countries and World Health Organization (WHO)-(PB-72)

Introduction: Ambient air quality refers to the condition or quality of air surrounding us in the outdoors and the ambient air refers to the atmospheric…

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(PB – 69)چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری کے دوسرے مرحلہ پر عملدرآمد کا روڈ میپ

(PB – 69)چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری کے دوسرے مرحلہ پر عملدرآمد کا روڈ میپ

تعارف               ”بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ“(ایک پٹڑی ایک سڑک )اور سی پیک(بی آر آئی اور سی پی ای سی) نے چھ سال کے دوران علاقائی ممالک…

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Hybrid Warfare: Countering the Impending Threats (PB – 71)

Hybrid Warfare: Countering the Impending Threats (PB – 71)

Abstract: Hybrid warfare is not a new concept. What is new is the emergence of high Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It is the expansion…

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Social Action Plan 1992-95: Government of NWFP (P-1)  Copy

Social Action Plan 1992-95: Government of NWFP (P-1) Copy

1992 Introduction Social Indicators for the NWFP Economic growth in Pakistan has been high, averaging 6 per cent over the last three decades, but it…

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Polio Resurgence in Pakistan: Challenges and policy options (PB-70)

Polio Resurgence in Pakistan: Challenges and policy options (PB-70)

Abstract The world has become polio-free except Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 2019, over 10 million children in Pakistan were vaccinated under Global Polio Eradication Initiative.…

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Social distancing in Pakistan: Estimates for lives it can save under different scenarios and dollar value of the saved lives

Social distancing in Pakistan: Estimates for lives it can save under different scenarios and dollar value of the saved lives

Abstract: This study used age specific Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) from China to make projections of possible deaths for Pakistan with and without social distancing.…

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A Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) – Growing Need for Air Pollution Reduction and Control in South Asia (PB-27)

A Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) – Growing Need for Air Pollution Reduction and Control in South Asia (PB-27)

Abstract With increasing urbanization and economic growth, air pollution is becoming an urgent concern in South Asian countries. The study upon which this paper is…

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Water and the Private Sector

Water and the Private Sector

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