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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2012 The role of infrastructure in accelerating service delivery: lessons learnt from South Africa and China

The primary aim of the project was to investigate municipalities whose record in the delivery of basic services stand out as instances of go...

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2012 Victim Empowerment Programme in a selected municipality of the Eastern Cape, South Africa: service provider perceptions

An exploratory qualitative study was conducted to assess service providers' perceptions of the Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) with a foc...

2012 Are you being served?: perceptions of service delivery

As the third decade of democracy in our country draws near, issues of service delivery continue to be vigorously discussed and debated in th...

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2012 Infrastructure and service delivery - lessons from SA and China

The HSRC conducted a collaborative study with the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) to explore aspects of best practice in service de...

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