SDPI enters club of top 100 global think tanks in 2015 index

ISLAMABAD: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) enters 100 top think tanks’ global club with its ranking on 15th in the index in Asia and the Pacific.

It is declared 38th as World’s top trans-disciplinary research think tank and on the similar ranking in Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedures category.

According to The 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index, the ranking is being done among 6486 Think Tank (TT) globally nominated by eminent experts, policy makers, and public thought leaders, said a news release issued here on Monday.

TT and civil society programme of University of Pennsylvania on an annual basis has been doing the ranking since 2008.

The report was launched in Washington, DC, (World Bank and Wilson Centre), Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania) and in New York (United Nations).

The index ranks Brookings Institution (US) as world’s TOP TT. Among non US Think Tanks Chatham House is World’s TOP TT while SDPI has been ranked 38th as World’s Top Trans-disciplinary Research TT.

Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars (US); RAND Corporation (US); Brookings Institution (US); Chatham House (UK) and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (US) are the top five TTs in this category.

SDPI has been placed 65th as World’s Top Environment

Policy TT. World Resources Institute (US); Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden); Worldwatch Institute (US);

Brookings Institution (US); and Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (US) are the top five TTs in this category.