Sustainable Development Policy Institute


Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SPDI) is a premier policy think tank of Pakistan, established in 1992 on the recommendations of National Conservation Strategy, which highlighted the need for an independent think tank to serve as a source of expertise for policy analysis, policy intervention, and policy program advisory services. Thus SPDI is a centre of excellence for sustainable development (defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations) research, policy linkages and outreach, and capacity enhancement in Pakistan. It is hub of trans-disciplinary research on gender, environment, economy, foreign policy, non-traditional security threats, food security, education, health, regional economic integration, energy, and societal transformation issues. SDPI serves on different public and private sector policy making forums and thus bridges research-policy gap. It is also active in track-II dialogue between Pakistan and India; and between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It has its own on-line TV (SDTV), which is a major tool for policy outreach. SDPI is a part of IDRC funded Think-Tank Initiative since 2010.