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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: Oct 12, 2015

Pathways to Sustainable Development

Jointly published by the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Sang-e-Meel, it was launched at SDPI’s Eighteenth Sustainable Development Conference in December

There is no shortage of publications
and anthologies on sustainable development where academics share their research
and policy proposals. So what could possibly make this compilation of essays,
speeches and scholarly papers unique?

For the first time, in the history
of our 68-year old country, this book has brought together the views, policies
and ideas about sustainable development of the crème de la crème of Pakistan’s leadership – from the
country’s sitting President and Federal Minister, former Ministers and a former
State Bank Governor – with discourse of the country’s activists, economists,
philosophers, journalists, and student researchers. It is this convergence, and
sometimes clash of interesting, unusual and potentially transformative ideas between
leaders in the echelons of power with practitioners and scholars that offer
valuable insights into charting new pathways for bringing about positive shifts
in South Asia that makes up the mix of this book’s chapters.

This volume is not constrained by
national boundaries either. Climate change, development, ecological, education,
energy, food, gender, health, planning, trade and water challenges from neighbouring
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal are juxtaposed with those in Pakistan,
sub-Saharan Africa, European Union and Central Asia.   

is here that we travel from regional to  local stories  – from the great Himalayan mountainous region
to the Indus-Brahmaputra-Ganges Delta; from arid nomadic deserts to the Rhine
River; from education challenges in a small district in Nepal to the struggles
of the landless in  a village in East
Bengal; from the efforts of women entrepreneurs in India to the
faced by women in Muslim societies due to gender inequality sanctified in
religious tradition; from the
economic impacts
of post-2014 Afghanistan on bordering regions in
Pakistan to the health threats to dental professionals. Each one singular and
yet with a commonality of perspective: to
make the world a fairer, better and more just place for the
of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations.’

Sarah Siddiq Aneel