Clark appoints Khalid Malik as head of Human Development Report

12 May 2011

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark has appointed Khalid Malik of Pakistan as the Director of the Human Development Report Office.

Malik is currently serving as Special Advisor with the UNDP Partnerships Bureau, after completing his assignment early last year as UN RC/RR China. Prior to that he was Director of the UNDP Evaluation Office and UN Representative, UNRC/UNDP RR in Uzbekistan. Earlier, Khalid held both positions in UNDP as Senior Economist in the Africa Bureau and programme management positions in Asia and in the Caribbean.

Malik succeeds Jeni Klugman, who led publication of the 2009 global report 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.

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 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.