Selim Jahan is a renowned economist in New York who has presented several
papers of different economic aspects. He is Director in the Bureau of
Development Policy of UNDP . In this exclusive interview with VOA Bangla
Service , Dr Selim Jahan reviews President Barack Obama's economic plans and
directives and says that as an economist he thinks Obama is in the right
direction and has adopted right economic policies to overcome the crisis.
that over the last 100 days of Obama administration the President has tried to
bring in a right kind of reforms in the financial sector. He has taken positive
plan to regenerate economic activities in the USA. Dr Selim Jahan also mentions
recent G-20 meeting in London where, he says, Obama has reestablished USA's
role as the leader of the World Economy.
answer to another question on Budget deficiency , Dr Selim Jahan says economic
activities and development needs to be continued despite the deficit and
believes that as Obama said , so does he hope, that the deficit will be nearly
over by 2012.
Selim Jahan , however, says that USA needs to do more to alleviate poverty for
the poorest people.