About the  Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC) 

Its vision is to co-construct knowledge on critical challenges with a community of scholars, students, practitioners and social actors to bring about transformative change for an inclusive and equitable society.

The Centre was founded in 1995 by Dr. Mahbub ul Haq, the pioneer of the Human Development Index and Human Development Reports at the UNDP. It was established as a research institute to promote human development in South Asia and began the tradition of producing the Human Development in South Asia Reports. It became part of the Lahore University of Management Sciences on 1st July 2016.

Research Fellows

As fellows of the MHRC, academics, researchers and area experts come together to explore issues of human development, social exclusion, and inequality across South Asia. Through their research, the fellows play an integral role in working towards the Centre’s goal of a more equitable and inclusive society.


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    Ali Cheema
    Executive Director
  • Soufia Siddiqi
    Soufia Siddiqi
    Director Research
  • Farah Said
    Farah Said
    Associate Director
  • Momina Idrees
    Momina Idrees
    Research Manager
  • Rida Fatima
    Rida Fatima
    Research Coordinator
  • Tanveer Ahmed
    Tanveer Ahmed
    Accounts and Admin Lead


Are you interested in supporting in supporting interdisciplinary research at LUMS’s flagship social science centre? Send your resume for future vacancies

Research Assistant | Land Reform and Rural Livelihoods
This research project investigates a land rights strengthening intervention currently being rolled out by the Government of Punjab. We are looking for a Research Assistant to assist in managing stakeholder engagement, field work, data collection and analysis.
Deadline to Apply:
Research Associate | Levelling the Tax Playing Field
The aim of this project is to support the Punjab Revenue Authority’s (PRA) efforts to increase tax collection in the province.
Deadline to Apply:

Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre at LUMS

Postal Address


Sector U, DHA

Lahore Cantt, 54792, Pakistan

Office Hours

Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

T: +92-42-3560-8000

X: 8182, 4452


E: mhrc@lums.edu.pk