Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

HSRC Repository

The HSRC Institutional Repository is an important tool that the HSRC utilises to preserve and disseminate its documents. Different types of publications including scholarly research outputs are collected, preserved and distributed in a digital format.

Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository of the HSRC's research data in support of evidence-based human and social development.


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2011 Food on the table and disease at the door: insights from low-income countries and regions for measuring innovation

An important discussion regarding innovation indicators concerns their relationship with theory. It is theory that tells us something about ...

2010 Low-income countries and innovation studies: a review of recent literature

This is a review of the literature on innovation in the world's poorest countries, published between 1997 and 2008. It asks what role innov...