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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: Jan 7, 2015

Making Quality Education Accessible in Pakistan – A Social Accountability Perspective


Pakistan ranks the second with most out-of-school children in the world1 . Despite tall claims made by the successive governments, about 5.5 million children – 32 per cent of all 5-9 years old – are still out of school2. Moreover, literacy rate in Pakistan is stagnant at 58 per cent3   for the last few years. On top of the low enrolment is the issue of poor learning. Those who attend public schools remain deprived of quality education. According to UNESCO’s report on the state of global primary education 2013, Pakistan falls among those 21 countries that are faced with extensive learning crisis.

Pakistan’s Education Atlas 2013 reads that public education delivery in the country faces a host of issues that range from poor school infrastructure to unavailability of essential supplies and utilities, from inadequate number of teachers to unavailability of well-educated and well-trained teachers, and from paucity of funds to over-centralization and politicization of district public school administration. In the Punjab, 17 per cent of primary schools have a single classroom each, and 56% students can complete their primary education, which is just 8 % more than FATA4. Amid poor public school governance, the scant resources that are allocated for education largely remain unspent5.