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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 29, 2013

Promoting Regional Cooperation in South Asia through Integrated Forms of Governance (W – 137)
Adnan Talib Hakimjee 

The paper presents a case for integrated forms of regional governance in South Asia, and a model applicable across several different areas of cooperation. The first section of the paperargues that globalization has led to increased interdependency between and within states and non-state actors, particularly multinational corporations and civil society organizations. Across the world, national, regional and global governance regimes have evolved as states in response to the immense challenges presented by globalization, though in differentiated patterns. Globalization has facilitated the growth of civil society networks and the rise of private authority in global governance. Governance structures are being reformed to facilitate greater coordination of efforts between government institutions, the private sector and the civil society, across all levels of governance.   
The second section argues that greater coordination among three main actors on the national and regional level can be achieved through marketization of public services and the establishment of multi-stakeholder networks. The third section presents an integrated governance model for South Asia, and elaborates upon its applicability across different sectors. The fourth section expands upon the role of governments, civil society and the private sector in promoting an agenda for integrated governance in South Asia. It also discusses the policy implications of multi-stakeholder approaches across three areas: policy development, policy implementation, and policy learning or evaluation. The fifth and final section sheds light on the likely challenges in promoting and sustaining an integrated regional
governance model. In sum, the paper argues that integrated governance model would enrich policy processes at the regional level, and would fulfil gaps in governance, representation and accountability. It would certainly help promote regional cooperation; nevertheless, it warrants important political and structural consideration.