On 15 August 2013, at 9:00 PM CST (9:00 AM EST), Director of HDRO Khalid Malik answered questions about human development and China during a live chat on the United Nations' Weibo social media platform, in Chinese.
The event page is accessible here.
Prior to joining the Human Development Report Office, Mr. Malik served as Special Advisor on New Development Partnerships (2010-2011); UN Resident Coordinator in China (2003-2010); Director, Evaluation Office (1997-2003); and UN Representative in Uzbekistan (1993-1997). Earlier he worked as a senior economist and programme manager in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and on science and technology matters.
Mr. Malik has written widely on development issues. He co-edited a review of the Lessons Learned in Crisis and Post-Conflict Situations (2002) and Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems (2002), and was the lead author of the 2004 UNDP Development Effectiveness Report. His latest book - Why China Has Grown So Fast for So Long - is to be published shortly. Mr. Malik is on the Advisory Board of the Oxford Centre of China Studies and received an honorary doctorate from Nanchang University. In 2009, Mr. Malik was selected by the government of China as one of ten “champions” - and the only foreigner - to be honored for their contributions to the protection of the environment in China.