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Pakistan Observer

Published Date: Feb 10, 2012

IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOOD GOVERNANCE HIGHLIGHTED

Speakers at a seminar highlighted the importance of social accountability in ensuring good governance and effective public service delivery.
The seminar titled ‘National consultation on formation of community of practices on social accountability tools in Pakistan’ was organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
The speakers called for institutionalization of social accountability tools at government level and urge the citizens to play active role in public sector accountability process. The delegates of civil society organizations from all across the country participated in the proceedings. It was explained that social accountability approach relies on civic engagement in which ordinary citizens and civil society organizations have a vital monitoring and accountability role.
Zaffarullah Khan, Executive Director, Center for Civic Education, Islamabad highlighted governance gaps in development programmes in Pakistan.
He said, government’s development initiatives depend on input-based measures while ignoring the results and outputs of various projects. Gulbaz Ali Khan of SDPI spoke on concepts and dimensions of social accountability tools. He lamented over poor service delivery of state institutions which were lagging behind in taking care of the needs of citizens especially the poor.
Marvi Sirmed of Strengthening Democracy through Parliamentary Development (SDPD) spoke on importance of civic engagements in budgetary allocations and said the country has no mechanisms of incorporating peoples aspirations in budget preparations.
She also called for devising institution of ‘Public Hearings’ in parliamentary standing committees to make it more accountable, efficient and representative of aspirations of people of the country.