Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is an independent public policy think tank which generates and disseminates knowledge. It provides research based policy advice to legislators, policy makers, students, journalists, trade unions, farmers, and public, private and voluntary organizations.

Founded 24 years ago (August 1992) on the recommendation of Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan’s Agenda 21, SDPI was registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. The NCS outlined the need for an independent policy think tank to serve as a source of expertise for policy formulation, policy analysis, policy intervention, and policy programme advisory services.


To catalyze the transition towards sustainable development defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and wellbeing within and across generations


To be the center of excellence on sustainable development policy research, capacity building and advocacy in Pakistan

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