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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2016 Our dry land: alternative models for water schemes in remote rural areas

The severe drought experienced in southern Africa is a wake-up call for governments to rethink rural water schemes in remote areas. Selma Ka...

2013 Double dividends of additional water charges in South Africa

The purpose of this chapter is to show how double dividends could be obtained from using market instruments to tax water use in a developing...

2012 Water bill estimation when price is cryptic: experience from Windhoek, Namibia

For water policy to be effective, policy makers must know how water users perceive and respond to changes in water prices. However, it is no...

2010 Exploring environmental consciousness in South Africa

This paper explores the relationships between perceptions, behaviors and awareness regarding four environmental conditions in South Africa: ...

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