†In Pictures:†Beating poverty?
'Development crisis'

The UNís Human Development Report 2003 in July marked countriesí progress on poverty, health and education on a scale.

Most have moved up, but 21 have suffered decade-long declines - compared to only four in the 1980s. The biggest drops have been in Aids-hit Sub-Saharan Africa.

Image: Aids orphans, Zambia

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