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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 31, 1992

Sex, Lies and Population: A View from the North (W-3)


This paper looks at the contradictory issues around population and gender. It works towards a redefinition of population to open the way for a more people oriented transformation of gender, equity, and political, economic and social justice. The paper starts by defining the population debate in Europe and goes on to the history of the term "population." The author provides a feminist critique of the female body and of the reproductive technologies which have developed over the years and highlights the missing male factor in the global debates on population.  She examines the international population debate in which population is seen as a problem of the southern countries and which stresses the need to drastically reduce the population of the developing countries in order to improve the standard of living of the people in those countries. She argues that this debate should emphasize improving the status of women and how the men should  assume the responsibility for contraception. Another missing factor from this debate is the part of the western countries in the population explosion. It is emphasized that it is not the over population in the South but the over consumption of the North which is the cause environmental degradation. In conclusion the author suggests that the issue of population should take into consideration the rights of women as a part of human rights, which are crucial for more balanced development, and the population debate should focus on providing new ways of knowledge on population and different sets of political and social practises.