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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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Research data: POVERTY

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2020 The role of the South African Human Rights Commission in ensuring state accountability to address poverty

Since its inception at the dawn of South Africa's new democracy the South African Human Rights Commission has focused much of its efforts in...

2020 Is South Africa winning the war on poverty and inequality?: what do the available statistics tell us?

The chapter examines three primary dimensions of social inequality in South Africa, namely, income inequality, poverty and human development...

2019 Social innovation: making a case for participatory approaches

Increasing poverty and inequality, alongside technology, are indicative that technological innovation only benefits an elite few. We need to...