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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2019 Developmental state perspectives and the National Development Plan lessons from South Korea

South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by th...

2013 Issues confronting public and private sectors in Africa

A new engagement is critical if the basic tenets of a developmental state and developmental society are to be understood by all the key play...

2010 The REAL message of the 'developmental state'

The term 'developmental state' does not enjoy any clear consensus about its meaning. It may help avoid some false dichotomies (and false hop...