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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.

Abid Qaiyum Suleri

Executive Director, Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri has been heading Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan’s premier policy research think-tank, since 2007. He is the member of different policy making forums and advisory boards, including Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; National Advisory Council of Planning commission of Pakistan; Pakistan Climate Change Council; National Coordination Committee on Agriculture Transformation; and member of Agricultural Universities Vice Chancellor’s Search Committee, Govt of Punjab. He is also serving on different international policy making forums, including advisory board of intergovernmental organization CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) Think-Tanks Network; Member of permanent organizing committee of South Asia Economic Summit; Co-Chair of the Board of Climate Action Network South Asia; and lead expert for World Economic Forum’s “Transformation Mapping” initiative from Pakistan. He also served on three judicial commissions (formed by Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad High Court, and Lahore High Court) on environmental issues as well as the Member of Board of Management of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) where he chaired PSO Board’s Audit and Accounts Committee. Dr Suleri represented Pakistan in various official delegations, including UN Sustainable Development Summit; UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COPs); and WTO Ministerial Conferences. His current research interests include Sustainable Development Goals, inclusive and sustainable economy; food security; regional trade; and political economy of development, etc. He is a regular guest speaker and delivers lectures on different aspects of sustainable development to the career civil servants, officers of armed forces, and parliamentarians. He is an acclaimed writer and besides publishing in academic journals also contributes his policy analysis on sustainable development issues both in print and electronic media. He is also editor-in-chief of SDPI peer reviewed journal, “Journal of Development Policy, Research and Practice”. Dr Suleri earned his PhD in food security from University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.