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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.

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Published Date: Jun 1, 2020

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

The study aims to highlight the dishonest practices committed by students and writing service providers. It may be referred to the students, who are enrolled in educational institutes, but are actually not getting academic tasks done by themselves. Evidences reveal that Paid Academic Writing Services (PAWS) are hired for writing assignments, research papers and theses by formally enrolled students/researchers. Findings of the study show that students pay certain amount of money to such companies, which further hire “ghostwriters” on behalf of the enrolled students. Lack of studies, language barrier, and lack of academic ethics and laziness are some of the factors that compel students to avail such services. However, those who provide such service are mainly attracted towards such practices due to unemployment. This trend of PAWS, according to the respondents, if not stopped, may intellectually paralyze the students who can otherwise play a vital role in the nation-building process. The study suggests to bring PAWS under criminal act. It also suggests to make revolutionary changes in curriculum and methods of teaching and focus on creative writing at primary level.

Keywords: Paid Writing, Thesis, Research Papers, HEC, Ghostwriters