Selim Jahan is the Director of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO) in New York. Prior to his appointment to this position, he served as the Director of the Poverty Division of UNDP (2007-2014). He had already served as a Policy Advisor in HDRO from 1992 to 1996. During his time in HDRO, he was a member of the Core Team that authored nine global Human Development Reports (1993-2001). He was a Lecturer of Economics (1974-77) and Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Research Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1984-89). He was a Lecturer, Department of Economics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1983-84), and a Visiting Fellow, School Of Public Policy, University of Maryland, U.S.A (1992). Mr. Jahan is the author of 10 books and more than 150 articles in various national and international academic journals.