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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