Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan (SDPI)
SDPI defines sustainable development as development that is environmentally as well as socially sustainable. Within this broad definition, the specific focus of the institute is the implementation of Pakistan's National Conservation Strategy. The goal of SDPI's research program is to provide support for informed decision making and thus to catalyze the transition to sustainable human development.
The research is multi-disciplinary in character. It is problem-oriented rather than discipline-oriented. Specific research themes are linked to the implementation of Pakistan's Agenda 21, namely the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS). Besides the 14 core program areas of the NCS, research has also been initiated in the critical crosscutting areas like governance, environment, human development and economy. Policy Advice is a distillation of recommendations emerging from research conducted at SDPI.
The advice is disseminated through papers, briefs, press articles, participation at meetings and conferences, with the intention of identifying alternatives for improving existing policies and practice. SDPI serves as the resource centre for many local and foreign scholars. While much of the advice is provided on request, unsolicited advice is also given on key issues. Raising awareness of environmental issues and of issues of social relevance is one of the main objectives of SDPI. This is achieved through advocacy, networking, public interest litigation, and education.
Latest documents from Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan
- DocumentMuhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Fatima Najeeb, Sardar Mohazzam, Shahida Arif Khan / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2015Document
Toxic mercury/mercury amalgam use in dentistry: review and evaluation of curriculum in dental teaching institutions of PakistanS Nawaz, MA Khwaja / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014DocumentSustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014DocumentV Ahmed, M Adnan / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014DocumentB Shahbaz, Q Ali Shah, A Suleri, M Ali Kazmi, S Commins / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014