SDPI Policy Briefs


  • Smog: A transboundary issue and its implications in India and Pakistan 

    Shabbir, Maryam; Junaid, Asma; Zahid, Junaid (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2019-01-30)
    Before 1986 farmers of North western Indian Punjab and eastern Pakistan use to harvest and plough fields manually. After crop harvesting, usual practice was to leave crop residues for 4-6 weeks to enhance nutrients for the next crop. With the rise of ...
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy Way Forward to Self-Sufficiency in Oil & Gas 

    Abbasi, Arshad H (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-11-30)
    The objective of this brief report is to help government make better Oil & Gas Exploration policy for self-reliance in production. It charts out a roadmap for exploration of hydrocarbons to make the country self-sufficient in minimum lead time and set ...
  • Track-II diplomacy - Building disaster resilience in Pakistan and India 

    Ahmad, Dr Shafqat Munir (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-10-15)
    Pakistan and India are equally vulnerable to disasters as the two countries have similar geography, climate, and environmental attributes. Both the countries bear losses due to crossborder hydro-climatic disasters and seismic activities. The conflict ...
  • Groundwater Management: Pathways for Cooperation in South Asia 

    Khalid, Imran Saqib; Qaisrani, Ayesha (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-10-09)
    Pakistan and India fall among the few countries in the world where water resources are under stress as a result of rising urbanization, luxurious consumption patterns, industrial development, and population growth. These factors are compounded by climate ...

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