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 Muddying the elephant's water: policy and practice in community water supply

The South African government that came to power in 1994 was challenged by enormous backlogs in rural water supply. The post-1994 Department...

2003 Rural water and sanitation education programme: monitoring and evaluation: first monitoring sample: acceptability of the new system

eThekwini Water Services have embarked on a programme of providing water and sanitation to communities living in scattered housing in the ru...

2002 Cost recovery and the crisis of service delivery in South Africa

How can we reverse the insidious effects of commodification, the role of the market in shaping service delivery, and the way we 'value' esse...