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About the speech:

In past decades, there have been significant gains in human development in almost every country, but millions of people have not benefitted from this progress. As part of his keynote address to the IIEA, Dr Jahan presented the highlights of the 2016 Human Development Report. In particular, he discussed barriers to development and how societies can advance human development for everyone in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda.

This event was part of the 2017 Development Matters series, which the IIEA is co-hosting with Irish Aid.


About the Speaker:

Dr Selim Jahan is the Director of the UNDP’s Human Development Report Office in New York. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Director of the Poverty Division of the UNDP (2007-14). Dr Jahan was Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office and was a Member of the Core Team that authored nine global Human Development Reports (1993-2001). Before joining UNDP in 1992, he was Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Research Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1984-92) and Economic Advisor, Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh (1989-90).