TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Sustainable Development Policy Institute

This funding will strengthen the Sustainable Development Policy Institute's (SDPI) role as a credible public policy institution in Pakistan by enhancing its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.

About the Sustainable Development Policy Institute
SDPI is an independent non-profit organization that serves as a forum for policy dialogue and provides policy advice to the Government of Pakistan. Its research projects focus on five core areas: governance, environment, global and rural livelihoods, human development, and information and communication technologies. It receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).

Influencing and informing policy
TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy.

This second TTI phase (2014?2019) will fund 43 institutions, helping them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For SDPI, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.

Top think tank for Pakistan
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, SDPI is expected to
-establish itself as one of the top Pakistani think tanks
-provide evidence-based, independent advice within the context of Pakistan's and the region's evolving socio-economic and political status
-become a key knowledge repository for cross-disciplinary research related to the economy, energy, and extremism confronting Pakistan
-distribute its research widely in Pakistan and the region.

Project ID

107889

Project status

Active

Duration

54 months

IDRC Officer

Seema Bhatia-Panthaki

Total funding

CA$ 1,119,999

Countries

Pakistan

Program

Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

Abid Qaiyum Suleri

Institution

Sustainable Development Policy Institute

Institution Country

Pakistan

Institution Website

http://www.sdpi.org