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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: Sep 23, 2014

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Human Resource Development in the SAARC Region: Lessons Learnt



The study was conducted to analyze the impact of the Global
Financial Crisis on Human Resource Development
in the SAARC Region: Lessons
Learnt. The Global Financial
Crisis [GFC] primarily originated in the developed economies, developing economies, including those in South Asia,
could not buffer for too long, from the adverse
impacts of the crisis. Weakening in the budgetary position and the Government revenues, spending in the social
sector development have slowed down, in most of the South Asian
countries during the post GFC period. There
is an evidence to believe
that this has also led to
a slowdown in poverty reduction, along with stag inflationary pressures
in some of the South Asian economies in the aftermath of the GFC. The occurrence of GFC has already prompted
many to believe that the center of global economy
is now shifting to Asia.
Given the significant proportion of youth in the population of SAARC economies, it has become
vital to invest
in HRD in order to realize the rise of the

‘Asian Century’.
Therefore, it is imperative to enhance cooperation amongst the SAARC Member States to
reap the regional
human resource potential. This study has investigated the impact of GFC on Human
Resource Development [HRD]
in the SAARC