Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, in collaboration with the Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) of BRAC University, the United Nations Millennium Campaign – Asia and Pacific Region, Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Governance and Public Policy Program of North-South University and Monash University Governance Research Unit (MGRU) organised a two day international conference during 7-9 December 2012 in Dhaka on Governance and Public Service Transformation in South Asia. The conference provided an opportunity to collaboratively explore the governance reform journey in South Asian countries over the past two decades, highlight opportunities and challenges, explore governance deficits that hinder the acceleration of MDG achievement and recommend how the governance agenda can be concretely integrated into the Post 2015 development framework.
In the Conference as many as 15 papers of scholars and practitioners from across South Asia, as well as Australia, USA, UK, The Netherlands and Switzerland focused around the above thematic pillars were presented and discussed during the working sessions on 8-9 December. The papers ranged from topics - such as collaborative governance; public private partnerships; practices and challenges of social accountability; institutions and institutional building; leadership; aspects of culture and governance; citizenship, participation, democracy and governance; techno-centric tools for social empowerment and improved governance; public service delivery, corruption and performance management in the public sector.
Please click the links below to access the full papers of the presenters individually or CLICK HERE to download the zip file containing all the papers.
2. Theme 1: Multidimensional aspects of Citizenship, Democracy and Governance
a. "Governance in the Technology Era: Implications for Information Delivery for Social Empowerment in South Asia"- Prof. Akhlaque Haque, Department of Government, University of Alabama at Birmingham, US
b. “Multiple Aspects of Citizenship, Democracy and Governance”- Rokeya Kabir, Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS), Bangladesh