Selim Jahan | The Daily Star
  • Selim Jahan

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

  • 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 combatting deaths. Issues of disaggregated profiling of its various aspects including the diverse socio-economic impacts were put on the back burner.
  • 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, and the driver of the car was also a young black man.
  • 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.
  • 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 Things and Internet of Everything, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning,
  • 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 gender inequality.