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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: Apr 19, 1993

Population Dynamics, Environment Changes, and Development Processes in Developing Countries (M-8)


This report represents an attempt to understand the linkage between population dynamics, environmental changes, and development processes with references to concrete case studies carried out in the rural areas in three developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It emphasizes the need for a cautious look at the complexities of the nexus between demographic, ecological, and livelihood issues. There are multifaceted dimensions of population dynamics which interact with the environment and productive natural resources in different ways and in different contexts. Population changes have not been the determinant factor behind environmental deterioration in most cases. There have been also many efforts by local people to adjust to the evolving demographic and environmental situation. External forces namely the market and state institutions have played a significant role. They have intervened forcefully in resource use and management practices. They have also led to a concentration or movement of people in certain areas. Moreover, there has been a limited impact of attempts to change these processes through policy parameters because of the narrow focus mainly on fertility control or nature conservation. Most crucially, policy measures in general have failed to strengthen local livelihood prospects, as well as to create enough room for rural people to actively participate and mobilize around population, environment, or development issues. The report is organized in five chapters. The first chapter discusses different concepts and debates surrounding the population, environment and development issues. This chapter also outlines the approach and scope of the study. The second chapter is concerned with an assessment of the interaction between environmental and demographic changes in the case study areas. The third chapter looks at the various "accommodation" practices that are developed at local levels, given environmental and demographic changes. The fourth chapter investigates the impact of external forces on demographic policies, resource management patterns, and livelihood provisioning. The last chapter summarizes the principal research findings.