Asset 1

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.

Sahar Basharat David

Executive Support Officer

Executive office

Sahar is currently pursuing her MPhil in Public Policy Program from Riphah International University, Islamabad. She did her Master’s in Political Science from the University of Punjab, Lahore.

At present, she has been associated with Sustainable Development Policy Institute as Executive Secretary to the institute’s Executive Director. Prior to joining SDPI, she served the Embassy of Arab Republic of Syria, Islamabad as Secretary to the Ambassador. She also remained associated with EFU Life Assurance Ltd as Branch Administrator in Islamabad.

At SDPI, she is responsible for conducting regular communication and correspondence with all the stakeholders and keeping departmental information up-to-date. She provides administrative support in project meetings and initiatives wherever required. She is the key person in conducting routine events like convening of SDPI Board of Governors meetings as well as other events in collaboration with international donors and local partners. Additionally, she assists the Executive Team in a variety of core resource-related administrative tasks, including diary management, meetings and events arrangement, visa processing and travel arrangements, liaison with international partners and donors, and executive office’s meetings and video conferencing with government officials, policy makers, donors and private sector partners.

In the major events wherein she has provided her instrumental efforts and skills included: 8th South Asia Economic Summit in December 2015; a seminar organized by International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in July 2015; A project meeting of Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Economies (PRISE) in February 2016; Think Tank Initiative (TTI) Regional Meeting, and Data Visualization Orientation Seminar in December 2016 in Bangkok; Since her joining the institute, she has been regularly performing her role in organizing SDPI’s annual flagship event – Sustainable Development Conference (SDC). During COVID-19 period, when the institute shifted to remote working, she provided executive support and facilitation to the institute’s Policy Dialogue Series in which about 100 webinars, participated by national and international experts, were held in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Sahar has attended various trainings and has been awarded letters of appreciation by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK and SDPI Board of Governors for her excellent professional attitude and work ethics.
She is also the member of a number of core advisory committees within the organization where her professional input is valued in decision-making.