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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2020 Access to and satisfaction with basic services in informal settlements: results from a baseline assessment survey

: Subjective responses of satisfaction with basic services delivery is an indicator of service delivery performance. This study provides an ...

2020 Getting urban density to work in informal settlements in Africa

The drawbacks of crowded informal settlements stand in stark contrast to the theoretical promise that urban density is the key to building m...

2020 Upgrading dense informal settlements by building upwards: lessons from an informal settlement in Durban, South Africa

Approximately 287 000 households live in 581 informal settlements across eThekwini Municipality and the numbers are growing. This translates...

2020 Community leaders as intermediaries: how everyday practices create and sustain leadership in five informal settlements in Cape Town

Community leaders are expected to navigate different social and institutional contexts, but they must do so without the direction, authority...