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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 17, 2013

Anti Corruption Strategy A Civial Society Perspective (R-34)

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed
Fayyaz Yaseen
Safwan A.Khan
Nafeesa Hashmi
Samavia Batool
Muhammad Zeeshan
Muhammad Adnan
Abiha Haider







and Introduction

For the developing world, corruption has been termed
as a substantial barrier in the way of prosperity. The endemic use of public
offices for personal gains causes a blow to the national kitty – leaving little
budgetary space for provision of quality public service delivery.  Corruption is not only responsible for
siphoning off public money, but also for misallocation of limited resources.
The abuse and miss-use of public power is so entrenched that conventional accountability
mechanisms have failed to control it.


In the given scenario, it is envisaged that civil
society can play an effective role in curbing the menace of corruption.
However, for doing so, it needs to be educated and sensitized on its roles and
responsibilities. Also, it needs to be equipped with necessary skills and tools
for vigilant monitoring of public expenditure.


In this regard, The Sustainable Development Policy
Institute (SDPI), through wider consultation with all the stakeholders, is
trying to develop an anti-corruption strategy outlining collective role of
civil society on curbing corruption. This strategy is expected to feed into the
creation and launch of a comprehensive anti-corruption program at SDPI.


As a first step to this wider consultation, SDPI held
a policy symposium on ‘Anti-Corruption
Strategy: A Civil Society Perspective
’ on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Islamabad.
A large number of participants of this policy symposium belonged to civil
society organizations, academia, citizen groups, lawyers, public officials,
development practitioners, and political parties. While the especially invited
speakers comprised of prominent public officials, policy makers and
anti-corruption experts with national and international exposure and


The day-long policy symposium was divided into three
sessions. Details of these sessions, along with the speakers, are given in the
Agenda at the beginning of this report. We discuss, in the sections that
follow, the proceedings and deliberations from each of these sessions.