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 Understanding land and water sector reforms in the context of smallholder irrigation and food security in the Limpopo River basin, South Africa: fieldwork report

This Report is intended to provide feedback regarding the fieldwork trip that I undertook in Limpopo Province from 5th-12th August 2016). Th...

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2016 Managing water supply systems using free-market economy approaches: a detailed review of the implications for developing countries

Decision makers in developing countries are often confronted by difficult choices regarding the selection and deployment of appropriate wate...

2016 Free-market economics and developmental statism as political paradigms: implications for water governance theory and practice in developing countries

Key actors in various developing countries are often confronted by difficult choices when it comes to the selection and deployment of approp...

2015 Factors affecting the effectiveness of pro-poor urban water service delivery in post-apartheid South Africa

The birth of democracy in 1994 resulted in a massive law reform process which brought much optimism in South African water resource governan...