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PSAN Overview

Pakistan Social Accountability Network (PSAN) is a nationwide network of civil society organizations, citizen groups, academia, students and likeminded individuals to promote demand side accountability in the country. The goal of this network is to stand for and promote Social Accountability (SAc) through bridging policy research gap, building capacity of the stakeholders to use SAc tools, and lobby for institutionalization of the citizen?s right to account public officials, political representatives and public institutions.

PSAN is a democratic body formed after extensive consultation meetings among the CSOs representatives working on good governance agenda in the country and the SAc experts from around the South Asia region.

Having nationwide presence, PSAN has its national secretariat at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Islamabad, while provincial secretariats are housed at Hisaar Foundation in Sindh and Balochistan, The Urban Unit in Punjab and Integrated Regional Support Program (IRSP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. All these secretariats rotate among the partner organizations given their capacity to lead at provincial and national level. The national secretariat is elected for three-year period, while provincial secretariats are elected for one-year. PSAN membership is free, however, it requires the member organizations to have ?promotion of social accountability? on their agenda and a clear road-map to achieve it through different activities.