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  • A budget, of the peopleA budget, of the peopleSitting under a mango tree on a sunny Saturday morning, the wrinkled face of Haider Ali brimmed with pride as a local government official addressed the thousand-strong crowd. "Dear Citizens, now we are going to announce the budget of Devhata Upazila Parishad for FY 2013-2014 before we open the floor and hear your comments and views," boomed the voice over the PA system.

  • Justice for allJustice for allWhen Jahanara Begum’s sons stole mangoes from a neighbour’s garden, what should have been a petty incident of children’s mischief, escalated into a violent confrontation between Jahanara and her neighbour Babul Mia. Angry at Jahanara, Babul Mia assaulted her and injured her eye, for which she required expensive medical treatment.

  • Seeing beyond disabilitiesSeeing beyond disabilitiesFarzana Akhtar, 31, accepts the reality that her blindness has caused potential employers to reject every job application she has filed in the past three years.

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Human Development Report 2013

When developed economies stopped growing during the 2008–2009 financial crisis but developing economies kept on growing, the world took notice. The rise of the South, seen within the developing world as an overdue global rebalancing, has been much commented on since.

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