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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2015 Connectivity and economic growth

We present a simple theoretical model that illustrates the benefits of regional connectivity and specialization for growth. Starting with on...

2014 Is urbanisation in South Africa on a sustainable trajectory?

Urbanisation is an important but contested process because of its far-reaching social, economic and environmental implications. The paper ex...

2013 Transforming South Africa's divided cities: can devolution help?

Little progress has been made since 1994 to alter the fragmented structure of South African cities and to create more liveable, functional a...