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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 Review/Analyses.


Cultural Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19: Updating SDG-17 (Partnership for Goals)

Cultural Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19: Updating SDG-17 (Partnership for Goals)

Introduction In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hindered progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development leaving the world in despair.…

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Policy Review  Energy requirement for COVID-19 vaccine-cold chain and logistics

Policy Review Energy requirement for COVID-19 vaccine-cold chain and logistics

Introduction: COVID-19 has disturbed almost every sector as well as  associated activities across the globe, imposed partial and full lockdowns,  limited the travelling and transportation…

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First Response to the SBP Amendment Act 2021

First Response to the SBP Amendment Act 2021

Abstract: This first response to the SBP Act 2021 covers three key areas. First, it highlights some fundamental inconsistencies in the present debate around the…

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STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR PAKISTAN’S AGENDA FOR SMEs

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR PAKISTAN’S AGENDA FOR SMEs

Abstract: This policy paper proposes four strategic directions for Pakistan’s agenda for SMEs, which include i) designing and continuing targeted support policies and packages for…

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Pakistan’s Economic Vulnerability and the US South Asia Strategy in Light of CPEC

Pakistan’s Economic Vulnerability and the US South Asia Strategy in Light of CPEC

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Contours of a programme with IMF Choosing between approaching or not approaching IMF

Contours of a programme with IMF Choosing between approaching or not approaching IMF

Background    After coming out of the situation of choosing between approaching or not approaching, IMF for macroeconomic stabilization, the discussion now focuses on the…

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A Shared Future under CPEC

A Shared Future under CPEC

After initial hiccups, there is finally a broader consensus in Pakistan that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would create a shared future for the federating units…

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The Economic way forward

The Economic way forward

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Making Pakistan’s external trade strategy work

Making Pakistan’s external trade strategy work

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State of economy in 2017 amid Criticism

State of economy in 2017 amid Criticism

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