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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.

Rana Junaid Zahid

Research Associate


Junaid Zahid, the Associate at SDPI, holds a Bachelor (Honors) degree in Economics from ARID University, Rawalpindi and currently doing MPhil from RIPAH University Islamabad. Having an extensive experience of research on Education, his major works include: ‘Alif Ailaan District Education Ranking, 2013; ‘Alif Ailaan District Education Ranking, 2014’; Alif Ailaan District Education Ranking 2015, and ‘Prospect of Shale Oil and Gas in Pakistan’; ‘Impact of climate change on Mangroves ecosystem in South Asia’; ‘Voters Education Initiative’. He has also been a part of Advocacy on Education, Women’s participation in Politics and Climate Change. He regularly contributes to newspapers on current regional issues.

Researcher can be accessed

Twitter: @junaideconomist