From Helen Clark, UNDP Administator
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Khalid Malik (Pakistan) as the Director of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) to succeed Ms. Jeni Klugman.
I take this opportunity to thank Jeni for having led the Human Development Report Office since August 2008 and for her success in continuing the tradition of pushing the frontiers of development thinking in three consecutive global reports. Her achievements include the publication of the 2009 HDR on migration, the 20th anniversary report: The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development, and the upcoming 2011 report which casts light on how the two closely related development challenges of equity and sustainability are interlinked—and on how human development can become more sustainable and more equitable. We are grateful for her leadership in producing these important publications through her planned departure in mid August 2011.
Khalid has a long and distinguished career with UNDP. Currently serving as Special Advisor with the Partnerships Bureau, he completed his assignment early last year as UN RC/RR China (2003-2010). Prior to that he was Director of the Evaluation Office (1997-2003) and UN Representative, UNRC/UNDP RR in Uzbekistan (1993-1997). Earlier, Khalid has held both substantive positions in UNDP as Senior Economist, LDC Unit, Africa Bureau (1989-1992) and programme management positions in Asia and in the Caribbean.
Prior to joining the United Nations System, Khalid carried out research and teaching at Pembroke College, Oxford and at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (1975) in Islamabad.
Khalid did post-graduate research at Oxford University. He also holds an MA in Economics from Essex University, an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and a BA in Economics/Statistics from Punjab University.
Please join me in congratulating Khalid on his new appointment which will begin in May 2011.
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