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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.

Research Reports,Project Publications.


Tapping into the Tobacco Industrial Profits – Understanding Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan

Tapping into the Tobacco Industrial Profits – Understanding Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan

Overview Tobacco taxation is the most effective way to control the spread of tobacco use and reduce demand for it (WHO, 2019). Governments in low-middle…

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Dynamic Relationship among Tax Evasion, Control over  Corruption and Political Accountability: A Case Study of Pakistan

Dynamic Relationship among Tax Evasion, Control over Corruption and Political Accountability: A Case Study of Pakistan

ABSTRACT Public provisions and public resources are crucial for achieving the economic development of any economy. The government needs revenue in order to provide these…

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Regional tobacco tax regime & its implications for health

Regional tobacco tax regime & its implications for health

Abstract The World Health Organization has termed tobacco as pandemic due to which around 08 million people die annually causing hefty losses to healthcare systems.…

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China’s Cultural Diplomacy

China’s Cultural Diplomacy

A soft power is a power that establishes its foundations on three main pillars, i.e. culture, political values, and foreign policy. It is the culture…

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E-Cigarettes in Pakistan

E-Cigarettes in Pakistan

Overview Though introduced in the year 2006 in the USA,1 the product was first launched two years before in China.2 With a total market volume…

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Governance and development model of China

Governance and development model of China

Introduction The sudden emergence of China as a global power has amazed many across the globe. Once an isolated and economically deprived country, China has…

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Understanding China for Future Cooperation

Understanding China for Future Cooperation

Introduction Harmony, prosperity and virtue have always been the pinnacle principles to devise foreign policies along the evolution of Chinese civilization. Prosperity is considered as…

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مستقبل کیلئے چین کا کردار

مستقبل کیلئے چین کا کردار

تعارف            چینی تہذیب کے ارتقاءکے ساتھ ہی ہم آہنگی ، خوشحالی اور راست گوئی چینی خارجہ پالیسی کے اہم اور نمایاںاصول رہے ہیں۔ خوشحالی…

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Eco-Civilization: The Chinese Vision of Prosperity

Eco-Civilization: The Chinese Vision of Prosperity

Background Human race is undergoing the most difficult period of its history. It is struggling with multidimensional problems, including poverty, food insecurity, climate change, diseases,…

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Consultative Dialogue on Textile and Garment Industry outlook amid COVID-19

Consultative Dialogue on Textile and Garment Industry outlook amid COVID-19

Introduction Economic activities all over the world have succumbed to unprecedented shocks. With an already crippling economy, export restrictions and bans have made matters worse…

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