1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad
· Mr Naseer Memon, Chief Executive, Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO)
- Dr Shehryar Toru, Governance Specialist and Research Fellow, SDPI
· Ms Naghma Imdad, Deputy Team Leader- AAWAZ (TBC)
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The lecture is based on a working paper under the ‘Aawaz’ study on service delivery. It explores the problems of access to services in public sector institutions. Managerial inadequacies, resource constraints, corruption, weak accountability, and the inability of the state to respond to citizens’ needs are critical problems in the provision of welfare services in Pakistan. In this lecture, the speaker with the help of a theoretical framework, would examine the current access structures and situations in Pakistan with relation to conceptual categories of ‘voice’, ‘exit’ and accountability.
The Aawaz is a five-year voice and accountability initiative of the UK Department of International Development (DFID) in Pakistan. The broad themes of the programme are: to achieve greater participation of women in politics, to resolve local disputes through non-conventional means, and to improve service delivery in collaboration with service users.
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