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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2022 Municipal skills and capacity assessment study: views from municipal officials at eight South African municipalities

There are growing concerns over the capability of the state to deliver services to its constituents. The National Development Plan (NDP) ide...

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2021 Evaluation of the national education collaboration trust: final report

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) conducted by a team commissioned by ...

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2020 Public officials' skills and capacity assessment: interim key informant interviews report

Under the 1996 Constitution, South African local government was given a critical mandate to "provide democratic and accountable government f...

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2019 The way forward: fast Tracking the implementation of the NDP in South Africa: lessons from South Korea

This monograph reviewed the economic experiences of both countries and how South Africa could draw from South Korea's success with a focus o...