Social Accountability in Pakistan: Challenges, Gaps, Opportunities and the Way Forward (W-133)

Social Accountability in Pakistan: Challenges, Gaps, Opportunities and the Way Forward (W-133)

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  • Wednesday | 15 May, 2013
  • Fayyaz Yaseen
  • Working Papers
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Fayyaz Yaseen

May 2013

Abstract The present paper, besides taking stock of the struggle for the creation of a socially-accountable governance system in Pakistan, briefly focuses on the challenges, gaps, opportunities and the way forward for the success of the phenomenon. It also highlights civil society organizations’ work on social accountability in the country and the major stakeholders that can play a role in eading this constructive transition successfully. Moreover, it shares some of the suggestions that may expedite the process towards strengthening people’s voice to call for a governance structure that may initiate inclusive and participatory development while adhering to the values of transparency, decentralization, justice and social accountability. Key Words: Social Accountability, Pakistan, challenges, way forward