Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI

  • The Sustainable Development Policy Institute provides the global sustainable development community with representation from Pakistan as well as South Asia as a whole.
  • The Institute’s mission is to catalyse the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations. (Mission Statement).

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Address: Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI, Postal Code: 44000, 20, Hill Road, F-6/3, Islamabad, Pakistan;

About: Brief History Updated March 2009: SDPI was founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan’s Agenda 21. 

The NCS placed Pakistan’s socio-economic development within the context of a national environmental plan. This highly acclaimed document, approved by the Federal Cabinet in March 1992, outlined the need for an independent non-profit organization to serve as a source of expertise for policy analysis and development, policy intervention, and policy and program advisory services. SDPI is registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860.

Mandate – To:

  • Conduct policy advice, policy oriented research and advocacy from a broad multi-disciplinary perspective.
  • Promote the implementation of policies, programs, laws and regulations based on sustainable development.
  • Strengthen civil society and facilitate civil society-government interaction through collaboration with other organizations and activist networks.
  • Disseminate research findings and public education through the media, conferences, seminars, lectures, publications and curricula development.
  • Contribute to building up national research capacity and infrastructure.

Goals – These goals reflect the main axes of our work; the means through which we effect change, To:

  • catalyze the transition towards sustainable and just development in Pakistan.
  • serve as a source of expertise and advisory services for the government, private sector, and non-governmental initiatives supporting the implementation of Pakistan’s environment and development agenda.
  • conduct policy-oriented research on sustainable development from a broad multi-disciplinary perspective.
  • provide policy advice on matters relating to the mission of the Institute.
  • contribute to strengthening the social and physical infrastructure for research in Pakistan.
  • initiate, establish and participate in collaborative advocacy and other activities with like-minded organizations in and outside the country.

The Institute’s activities are designed to provide:

  • Policy advice to government
  • A forum for policy dialogue
  • Support to in-house, visiting and external researchers
  • Publications for research, public and private sector use
  • A conduit for North South dialogue
  • An environment for information dissemination and training
  • A base for regional advocacy and networking

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