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  Jamaica Gleaner - Pragmatic economist - Wednesday | July 16, 2003
Ul Haq was exposed to the "prevailing wisdom" of measuring development by looking solely at economic growth, i.e.
Haq is an index for human development which measures national well being: life expectancy, education, welfare and of course wealth.
Ul Haq was pragmatic yet profound and engaging in the promotion of his thesis.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20030716/news/news8.html   (466 words)

 Khadija Haq on Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment in South Asia | WLP
Khadija Haq is President of the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan and Chair of the North–South Roundtable.
Haq after her return from the latest North-South Roundtable in Cairo, where she participated in multi-regional dialogues on poverty and global economic justice.
Khadija Haq: The Centre is a policy research institute and think tank that seeks to inform policies for sustainable and gender-equitable development through research papers, policy studies, and seminars on economic and social development issues.
www.learningpartnership.org /news/enews/2003/iss2/haq   (1087 words)

 Mahbub ul Haq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mahbub ul Haq (February 22, 1934 - July 16, 1998) was an influential Pakistani economist.
One of the founders of human development theory (and a personal friend of Amartya Sen, whom he met while studying at Cambridge), he created the Human Development Index, used since 1990 by the United Nations Development Programme in its annual report (Human Development Report - http://hdr.undp.org).
Haq founded Human Development Centre, Pakistan in 1996.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mahbub_ul_Haq   (154 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mahbub Ul-Haq is the president of the Human Development Centre in
Haq has devoted his life to advancing development dialogue in national and international forums.
Founder of the Third World Forum in 1973, he also chaired the North-South Roundtable and served as an Eminent Adviser to the Brandt Commission, and a governor of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
www.toda.org /Default.aspx?PageID=258   (167 words)

 TFF Jonathan Power Columns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Haq was convinced that the contemporary obsession with increased income per head blinded both observers and participants to the tremendous advances that could be made in social well-being, even in quite poor countries, with only a modest rise in incomes.
The challenge, argued Dr Haq, which these countries met, is to combine high levels of human development, low unemployment and rapid economic growth, creating a virtuous circle in which productivity rises and triggers an increase in real wages which, in turn, attracts more investment in human capital, in education, and in access to social services.
Not surprisingly, Dr Haq was a strong critic of the tactics of the International Monetary Fund during the current Asian crisis.
www.transnational.org /forum/power/1998/pow22-07.html   (951 words)

 Two South Asian stalwarts
The two were born in territories (Nikhil Chakravarty in Bengal and Mahbub ul Haq in Jammu) which at one time or another experienced the pain of Partition and the emergence of a new identity.
Mahbub ul Haq began by working in the Planning Commission in the Government of Pakistan and then went to work in the World Bank in Washington DC and at UNDP in New York.
Nikhil Chakravarty and Mahbub ul Haq were deeply devoted to their respective countries and yet never displayed their patriotism on their sleeves.
www.himalmag.com /Aug98/stalwart.htm   (1273 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Dilip D'Souza wished he knew Mahbub-Ul-Haq
Haq was one development economist who came to believe that countries develop when they invest, first and always, in their people.
Haq was the driving force behind the UNDP's Human Development Reports that have been published since 1990, as well as the yearly South Asia Development reports he published from Islamabad.
Haq's HDRs showed that the national interest was most effectively served -- could only be served -- by tending to the people's interest.
www.rediff.com /news/1998/aug/04dilip.htm   (1693 words)

 Mahbub ul Haq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I smiled at this story, knowing perfectly well that the journalists and many others whom Mahbub ul Haq befriended over the years were part of the constituency he undertook to construct to get people to listen to him.
If you didn't know Mahbub, you might carelessly assign him to the company of Third World intellectuals who, as a group, came under a certain cloud in the West on account of a tendency toward anti-Americanism in politics and toward redistribution rather than growth in economics.
I remember a lunch with Mahbub ul Haq in the '80s while he was impatiently but loyally doing a tour of ministerial duty in Islamabad.
www.wright.edu /~tdung/mahbub.htm   (626 words)

 Newsline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Friday, 17 July 1998: The sudden death of Mahbub ul Haq of Pakistan is an incalculable loss to the cause of human development, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said today.
"Mahbub ul Haq was one of the century's most passionately original development thinkers and we are all of us the poorer for his passing," Ms.
"Mahbub ul Haq was also a great friend of UNICEF, who had a deep understanding of the goals and targets of the World Summit for Children and referred to them often in his writings and public statements," Ms.
www.unicef.org /newsline/98pr35.htm   (302 words)

 Book review of
We have, however, Ul Haq arguing that creating new institutions for satisfying basic needs is more urgent than ever, and a "Washington consensus" that proclaims that the problem of raising incomes has been solved.
Indeed, if Ul Haq’s brief discussions of his experience as Planning and Finance Minister in General Zia’s government in Pakistan are to be believed, exactly the opposite seems to be the case.
The essays are useful as introductory material for undergraduates, but Ul Haq eschews analysis of the deeper philosophical issues of human well-being, the technical issues of how to construct an index summarizing well-being, and the political economy issues of how a society actually and historically improves well-being.
lsb.scu.edu /~mkevane/Ulhaq.htm   (1041 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Editor's Note: When he passed away on July 16, 1998, Mahbub ul-Haq, "Loved by God" as the name means in Arabic, was a world-renowned pioneer of human development and security studies.
Despite this reservation, there was universal respect for the focus on the urgent problems of world poverty he brought to the World Bank, as Vice-President, and at the United Nations Development Program, as the Director of World Development Reports.
She wrote to me of her Mahbub: "He was an extremely caring and loving husband and a father.
www.toda.org /Default.aspx?PageID=48   (5500 words)

 south asia devided   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The HDC is the brainchild of Khadija's husband, Mahbub Ul Haq, an eminent economist and former Finance and Planning Minister of Pakistan.
Haq, who died last year, was the founder and architect of UNDP's world-renowned Human Development Reports that were launched in 1990.
Haq said the HDC planned to present a comprehensive analysis on the gender issue with inputs from gender experts in the region.
www.bytesforall.org /3rd/south_asia.htm   (757 words)

 UNICEF: L'UNICEF pleure la disparition de Mahbub ul Haq
Vendredi 17 juillet 1998: Le décès soudain de Mahbub ul Haq du Pakistan est une perte incalculable pour la cause du développement humain, a déclaré aujourd'hui Carol Bellamy, directeur général de l'UNICEF.
"Mahbub ul Haq était l'un des penseurs du développement les plus passionnément originaux de ce siècle et sa disparition laisse un grand vide parminous tous", a poursuivi Mme Bellamy.
Mahbub ul Haq était aussi un grand ami de l'UNICEF, et il connaissait parfaitement les buts et les objectifs du Sommet mondial pour les enfants et les citait souvent dans ses écrits et ses déclarations publiques", a rappelé Mme Bellamy.
www.unicef.org /french/newsline/pr/1998/980717c.htm   (288 words)

 21st Century Challenge
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.
Haq was the author of six books on poverty and development, one of which is
www.innerself.com /holisticpolitics/21st_century.htm   (830 words)

 UNITED NATIONS - The new deal
Mahbub ul-Haq is the closest thing to a visionary that the UN system possesses.
Cutting through the bureaucracy and conservatism of the UN Development Programme, he has launched the Human Development Report, which annually criticizes both governments and agencies like the World Bank for their neglect of the key elements of human well-being – health, education and a decent living wage.
HAQ: The UN needs to fundamentally redefine its mandate and Charter for the future.
www.newint.org /issue262/deal.htm   (2957 words)

 Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre’s Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre’s 2003 Report on The Employment Challenge of South Asia underlines the imperative of translating economic growth into job creation and poverty reduction.
The wealth of data collected for the report, as well as the analyses made will be valuable for policy makers, social scientists, academic and research institutes, students of economics, sociology, government and trade policies, and all those who are engaged in influencing policies.
Human Development in South Asia 2003 has been prepared under the direction of Khadija Haq, President of the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre.
www.dhakacourier.net /issue34/other/DOC2.HTM   (324 words)

 Asia Times: Pakistan cuts defense spending to improve development
Among his plans for poverty alleviation is a bank, the Micro Credit Bank, which will work with established community organizations, and non-governmental groups and individuals to give credit to the poor, and to encourage them to save.
According to a report released this summer by the Dr Mahbub ul Haq Center for Human Development, there are 42 million people living in absolute poverty in Pakistan - they earn less than one dollar a day.
Haq is optimistic that the military government will deliver.
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/AL18Df01.html   (664 words)

 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.
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.
www.scu.edu /ethics/architects-of-peace/ul-Haq/homepage.html   (181 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | South Asian sexism 'among the worst'
The Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre has said in a report that South Asian women are treated unequally in all spheres.
A spokeswoman for the centre, Khadija Haq, said that steps should be taken to reserve places for women in government jobs.
Named after a noted Pakistani economist, Mahbub ul Haq, the Human Development Centre has been publishing annual reports with the support from the United Nations.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1032366.stm   (349 words)

 Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In his articles, Amartya Sen provides the essential distinction between social or human capital concerns namely, health, education and nutrition and human capability development, which ?focuses on the ability of human beings to lead lives they have reason to value most and to enhance the substantive choices they have?.
35) In his article on the human development paradigm Mahbub ul Haq traces the historical evolution of the paradigm while providing parallel explanations to the relevant concepts of income and human choices, people?s participation, human security and human development index.
It begins with an article by Mahbub ul Haq on the emergence of HDI.
www.ipcs.org /printBookReview.jsp?kValue=53   (1045 words)

 networkideas.org - Human Development in South Asia 2003
Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre's 2003 Report on The Employment Challenge of South Asia underlines the imperative of translating economic growth into job creation and poverty reduction.
The wealth of data collected for the report, as well as the analyses made will be valuable for policy makers, social scientists, academic and research institutes, students of economics, sociology, government and trade policies, and all those who are engaged in influencing policies.
Human Development in South Asia 2003 has been prepared under the direction of Khadija Haq, President of the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre.
www.networkideas.org /book/feb2004/bk11_HDS.htm   (348 words)

 :: News From BRAC - News Archive ::
The Human Development Report 2004 for South Asia was launched at the BRAC Centre on June 29 by Khadija Haq, Coordinator and lead author of the report and President of the Islamabad-based Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre.
The launched report is the 8th regional report for South Asia, published by the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan.
The first Human Development Report (HDR) that was launched in the year 1990 under the leadership of the late economist Mahbub ul Haq, established the fundamental premise for all later reports that, “Human development is about much more than the rise or fall of national incomes.
www.brac.net /news_files/news004.htm   (675 words)

 [17 Jul 1998] SG/SM/6642 : SECRETARY-GENERAL'S TRIBUTE TO MAHBUB UL HAQ, CREATOR OF UNITED NATIONS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The untimely death yesterday of Mahbub ul Haq is a loss for the world, and especially for those of us who were privileged to know and work with him in the United Nations system, to which he contributed so much.
It reflected Mahbub's profound conviction that what matters in development is not quantities produced, but the quality of life lived by human beings.
We shall miss him as a friend, but he will still be with us as an inspiration in all our development work.
www.un.org /news/Press/docs/1998/19980717.sgsm6642.html   (209 words)

Imam Shihabuddin Umar ibn Muhammad Suhrawardi, Awarif al Ma'arif (The Gnosis of the Gnostics), Dar ul Kutub al-Ilmiyya, Beirut, 1413/1993.
Qari Ridaa al-Mustafa Azami, Majmu'a Wazaaif (A Compendium of Invocations), Dar ul Ulum Amjadiya, Maktaba Ridwiyya, Karachi, 1397/1978.
Sultan ul Arifin Sultan Bahu, Champay Dhee Bootee (The Jasmine Plant), Malik Ghulam Nabi and Sons, Lahore, n.d.
www.islam786.org /silsilaeqadiriya.htm   (10882 words)

 UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL GRIEVES AT DEATH OF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST MAHBUB UL HAQ {20 July 1998}   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mr Mayor described Mr ul Haq as “a great thinker” and recalled that Mr ul Haq was the creator of the concept of human development.
Mr Mayor said that Mr ul Haq was his main special advisor on development issues and declared that his contribution to UNESCO’s work will be sorely missed.
He also extended his condolences to Mr ul Haq’s family.
www.unesco.org /bpi/eng/unescopress/98-154e.htm   (176 words)

 Human Development in South Asia Report Documents Discrimination Against Women: International Development Research Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"This year's report focuses on the disproportionate share of this burden of deprivation that is borne by the women of South Asia," said Khadija Haq, at the Report's official Canadian launch held in Ottawa in December 2000.
Haq is the Report Team Leader, and Director of the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre in Islamabad.
In its concluding chapter, the Report provides a framework for action to help women achieve complete equality with men "in critical areas" including: equality under the law, equality in access to education and health services, equality in economic opportunity, and equality in governance.
www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org /south/2001_hdr_sa.htm   (571 words)

 The Heat Is Online
Ul Haq, Mahbub, Inge Kaul and Isabelle Grunberg, ed.
Transfer of environmentally sound technologies and practices under the climate change convention.
Kaul, Inge, Isabelle Grunberg and Mahbub ul Haq.
www.heatisonline.org /contentserver/objecthandlers/index.cfm?id=3263&method=full   (904 words)

 Why the Human Development movement works toward “Progress for Peace”, and how HDF plays a vital role.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This was disputed by prominent economists such as Amartya Sen, Paul Streeten, Mahbub ul Haq, and others who believed that increased incomes should be regarded as a means to improve human welfare, not as an end in itself (Sen, 1988; Streeten, 1994).
Increased incomes and national economic growth were crucial preconditions for improvements in standards of living, but not the only preconditions.
With the first Human Development Report from 1990, prepared under the leadership of Mahbub ul Haq, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) adopted this basic criticism of income measurements and presented a more comprehensive concept of human development (UNDP, 1990).
www.yespakistan.com /visionaries/HDeconomics.asp   (1941 words)

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