HP008 - Social accountability – a promising route to social justice?
Convened by Sylvia Bergh (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), the Netherlands) and Elsbet Lodenstein (KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Social accountability, referring to citizen-led demands for the respect of civic, political and social rights and improved performance of public service delivery, is gaining attention. This panel aims to present and discuss ways in which such initiatives can contribute to social justice: equitable participation, respectful of diversity and supportive to the transformation of power relations.