Khadija Haq, President of MahbubulHaq Human Development Centre, is a practicing development economist for over 40 years, researching, writing and advocating for social and economic justice and gender empowerment, globally and in the South Asia region. From her pioneering work on the concentration of income and wealth in Pakistan in the 1970s, to making the case for a UN special agency for advancement of women in the 1980s, to the need for donors to focus on girls’ education in the 1990s, she made enormous contribution to address the issues of income and gender inequality worldwide. She has worked in many organizations including UNICEF, Brookings Institution and Overseas Development Council. For three decades (1980-2007), Khadija Haq ran the North South Roundtable, an influential global think-tank on economic relations between developed and developing countries. She has edited and authored many publications, including Dialogue for a New Order (1980), Adjustment with Growth (1984), Managing Human Development (1987), and Development for People (1989).
Staff of MHHDC, Research Team and Senior Research Fellow
M.Phil, Economics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Research Interest: Macroeconomic policy for inclusive and sustainable development, Trade, Food Security, and Governance.
Umer Akhlaq Malik
M.Sc Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
Research Interest: Macroeconomic Policy, International Trade, Economic Development, Global Finance, and Food Security.
Master in Public Policy, Brown University, USA.
MSC Economics, LUMS, Lahore
Research Interest: Political Economy, Development Economics, Governance for Education and Health in Pakistan.
MSc in Local Economic Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Economic & Social Development Policy with focus on Gender Inequalities
Sana Saif Tirmazee (Editor/Research Fellow)
Masters in Mass Communication, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan
East-West Center Fellow, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Gender (Women empowerment in particular), Health and Education governance, International Relations, Regional cooperation
Officer, Administration/Finance Tanveer Ahmed
MBA, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
The Centre’s library consists of over 2,000 volumes on economic, social, and political issues, with a special focus on the South Asian region. The Centre has developed an extensive regional database, containing disaggregated data on a wide range of economic and human development indicators.
MHHDC has established an intellectual network with prominent research institutions throughout the South Asia region. The Centre works closely with several prominent economists and social scientists in the region. It also collaborates with the field offices of the United Nations in South Asia, particularly UNDP.