SDPI Policy Briefs


  • Rural-urban migration and climate change adaptation: policy implications for Pakistan 

    Ishfaq, Sadia Munawar (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2019-05-30)
    According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2018 (Eckstein, Künzel and Schäfer, 2017), the country is also among the world’s most vulnerable to longterm climate change impacts. The rural areas’ high dependence on climate-sensitive livelihoods (such as ...
  • 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 ...

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