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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.

Working Papers.


Hot Money Cools on Pakistan amid COVID-19: Evidence from Nonlinear ARDL- (WP – 192)

Hot Money Cools on Pakistan amid COVID-19: Evidence from Nonlinear ARDL- (WP – 192)

Abstract This study investigates key determinants, and the behaviour of hot money in Pakistan for the period from May 2015 to June 2020 with a…

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Socio-economic Inclusion of  Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Socio-economic Inclusion of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Abstract: Pakistan hosts the largest number of Afghan refugees in the world, who have been residing here for more than three decades. Political and economic…

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Pakistan fails to attract efficiency seeking Foreign Direct Investment? (W-191)

Pakistan fails to attract efficiency seeking Foreign Direct Investment? (W-191)

Abstract This study assesses as to how much Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Pakistan can be explained through efficiency indicators such as wages in…

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ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Implications on Educated Youth and Call for Policy Action (W-190)

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Implications on Educated Youth and Call for Policy Action (W-190)

Abstract The study aims to highlight the dishonest practices committed by students and writing service providers. It may be referred to the students, who are…

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Air Pollution: Key Environmental Issues in Pakistan(W-99)

Air Pollution: Key Environmental Issues in Pakistan(W-99)

Mahmood A. Khwaja and Shaheen Rafi Khan 2005 Air pollution is rapidly growing environmental problem in Pakistan. Highly inefficient energy use, accelerated growth in vehicle…

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Implementing NEQS: Pakistan’s Response to Industrial Pollution (W – 56)

Implementing NEQS: Pakistan’s Response to Industrial Pollution (W – 56)

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Rationality in Public Sector Salary Scales: The Case of Rural Teachers in Pakistan (W – 57)

Rationality in Public Sector Salary Scales: The Case of Rural Teachers in Pakistan (W – 57)

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Why We DON’T Need a New International Environmental Organization (W – 64)

Why We DON’T Need a New International Environmental Organization (W – 64)

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The Impact of Environmental Standards on the International Trade of South Asian Countries (W – 66)

The Impact of Environmental Standards on the International Trade of South Asian Countries (W – 66)

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Rent-seeking: A Comparative Analysis (W – 67)

Rent-seeking: A Comparative Analysis (W – 67)

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