Dr. Mahbub ul-Haq
Described as "the most articulate and persuasive spokesman"
for the developing world, Dr. Mahbub ul-Haq pioneered many
economic policies to help the poor. He served as chief economist
of Pakistan's National Planning Commission during the 1960s,
director of the World Bank's Policy Planning Department
in the 1970s, and in various Pakistani cabinet posts during
the 1980s. As special advisor to the United Nations Development
Program, he developed the Human Development Index, which
measures development by people's well-being, rather than
by their income alone. Haq was the author of six books on
poverty and development. He died in 1998 in New York.
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