In a special edition for the BBC World Service season “A Richer World – but for whom?”, Owen Bennett Jones introduces stories from around the world about how hard it can be to improve your living standards. Included in these is Amy Guttman reporting from Serbia. Amy hears complaints about another familiar problem standing in the way of a country becoming richer – corruption. She meets businessmen who are fed up with the culture of “return favours” – something Amy experienced herself at the mayor’s office. But there are those managing to do things their own way, if only for half the normal salary.

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