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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2003 Municipal commonage administration in the Northern Cape: can municipalities promote emergent farming?

Land reform is becoming a key part of government policy, especially in the light of land reform pressures in countries like Zimbabwe. It is ...

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2003 The politics of decentralisation and donor funding in South Africa's rural water sector

Decentralisation appeals to actors across the political spectrum and has become a cornerstone of development orthodoxy. Although the new So...