Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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Research data: AFRICA

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2021 Using evidence in policy and practice : lessons from Africa

This book asks how governments in Africa can use evidence to improve their policies and programmes, and ultimately, to achieve positive chan...

2021 An introduction to evidence-informed policy and practice in Africa

This chapter introduces the theory around evidence and evidence-based policy making, otherwise referred to as evidence-informed policy and p...

2021 Introduction to the book

This introductory chapter outlines the rationale for this book on evidence based policy making and practice in Africa and sets the scene for...

2021 Lessons for using evidence in policy and practice

This final chapter draws together findings and lessons from this study with reference to the analytical framework described in Chapter 3. We...