SDPI was founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan’s Agenda 21. The NCS placed Pakistan’s socio-economic development within the context of a national environmental plan. ....
To catalyse the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations.
To be a center of excellence on sustainable development policy research, capacity development and advocacy in Pakistan.
To be a centre of excellence in generating and disseminating research based knowledge to strengthen SDPI’s brand and to remain relevant to our beneficiaries.
To become a quality training organisation through a high performing team to contribute and for the successful attainment of SDPI’s mission.
To design, conduct and market at least 20 short training courses (generic, research based and specialized) every year by addressing the needs of potential clients.
The main objective of the advocacy unit is to engender dialogue, advocate for SDPI’s Policy Advocacy and Outreach Unit and engage in public-interest campaigns.
Raising awareness, stakeholders’ mobilisation and partnerships on environmental, economic, political, and social sector issues are SDPI’s main goals
The Institute undertakes policy advocacy, networking & partnerships and litigation on issues of public interest.
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has been organising a series of Sustainable Development Conferences (SDCs) since 1995. The SDC is a flagship event of the Institute that not only provides a forum for SDPI’s own research but also invites other researchers, practitioners, policy makers and academia from the region to share their work and engage in a dialogue with fellow panellists and audience. This annual event has been established as a prime Conference in South Asia with a major focus on Asia. It is one of SDPI’s many efforts in tackling sustainable development challenges through mutual and collaborative knowledge sharing, critical analyses and best practices.
From this Conference comes out an edited and peer reviewed anthology that is jointly published by SDPI and a publisher. The anthology is then launched at the following SDC and circulated widely both by the Institute and the publisher.
Role of information technology and social media in deadly COVID-19 crisis
Pre- and post-COVID-19 lessons
Street vendors are vital for tourism-friendly countries
Poor Pakistanis — Best source of income for all!
‘One family-one tree’ programme for a green Pakistan
First, we need to develop ourselves as a nation, then economy
Public sector departments on your finger-tips
Micro financing a real game-changer for youth
Political leadership vacuum at district level
Karachi – The lifeline of Pakistan is badly clogged
Journey from Bullets to Ballots — Tribal Pakhtuns the real defenders of Western Borders
Humanity dying behind man-made cages
The Cottage Industry, a neglected sector in Pakistan
Poison in our hands
Last wicket to go
Cricket at Ground Zero
Why we are losing credibility and exports
The lower middle-class labour force
The role of social media
How development projects can sustain in Pakistan
Consequences to surrender against oil mafia
Politics powered by public funds
Helpless to manage
One more down — alarming developments in Persian Gulf