About

Established in 1992

Executive Director: Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri

Head office at Islamabad

Islamabad,

Societies Registration Act 1860

Introduction

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.

Vision

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

Mission

To catalyse the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations.

Objective

  • 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.