Selim Jahan

Selim Jahan is Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the Human Development Report.

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Human development in Bangladesh: What do the statistics tell us?

This year, Bangladesh marks the Golden Jubilee of its independence. The whole nation is celebrating this milestone with joy and pride. In 1971,

April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021

Covid-19: The Makings of a Third World War

When we were growing up in the sixties during the time of the Cold War between the USA and the then Soviet Union, we would often hear about a possible

March 14, 2021
March 14, 2021

Ferdousi Priyabhashini: An artist and a social activist

I know of Ferdousi Priyabhashini, but I did not know her. We met a few times in Dhaka either at a seminar or a conference, or at the residence of late National Professor Kabir Chowdhury.

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

Women’s leadership in a Covid world

This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future for Covid-19 World”. When the United Nations chose this theme, the idea was to celebrate and...

June 6, 2020
June 6, 2020

The ethnic face of Covid-19 in UK

So far, the focus of the Covid-19, commonly known as coronavirus, in every country has rightly been on health issues— expanding testing, tracing the infected, how to deal with infection, and...

November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019

Langa: What South Africa is this?

"Where am I?” is the first question I asked myself after getting out of the car. Bewildered, I looked around. With me, there were three black students from the University of the Western Cape,...

July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019

On identity and extremism

A person may have multiple identities—he or she may be known by different traits. Just look at me. I am a person with more than one identity.

February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019

Technological revolution and the jobs of tomorrow

Today's technological revolution has given rise to a digital economy, which includes the Internet (fixed and mobile broadband), cloud computing, smartphones, smart cities, the Internet of...

December 7, 2018
December 7, 2018

Violence against women: A zero-tolerance issue

The lack of women's empowerment is a critical form of inequality. And while there are many barriers to empowerment, violence against women and girls (VAW) is both a cause and a consequence of...

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

Future Of Work - Yet An Evolving Territory

What will be the nature of work in the future? This million-dollar question is being discussed in cafes, schools and workplaces around the world right now.