Auditing the realisation of democracy and human rights in the context of rural land reform in South Africa: a component of the Metagora pilot project: final technical report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Aliber, M.Roefs, M.Reitzes
KEYWORDS: DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, LAND REFORM, METAGORA PROJECT
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 3500

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Abstract

The aim of this project was to design a survey methodology to measure the realisation of democracy and human rights in the context of South Africa's land reform process. The project sought to design, test, evaluate, and refine this methodology, bearing in mind the diverse nature of the South African land question, the variety of different stakeholders in the land question, and the particular needs of policy makers and civil society for information about citizens? experiences, attitudes, and aspirations in respect of land. The project forms part of a larger international initiative of the European Union, called Measuring Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, or METAGORA. METAGORA is a 2-year pilot project based on innovative initiatives emerging from a North/South network. METAGORA intends to bring statistical analysis into the hearth of monitoring democracy, human rights and governance, and to promote proper matching of qualitative and quantitative approaches in view to enhance human rights reporting, governance evaluation and assessment of democracy.