Projects with data sets

Investigating barriers and facilitators to healthy behaviours among adolescents receiving mental health care (BFMHC) 2014

Children and adolescents receiving mental health care are a group of at-risk individuals that are often neglected in health promotion and disease prevention programmes. The objective of the research was to investigate current health behaviours and health environments among a sample of adolescents receiving mental health care in the Western Cape Province public hospital and their parents/guardians.

Investigating employer interaction with the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) 2013
As part of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP), the HSRC undertook projects aimed at identifying data held by government departments that would be relevant and useful for skills planning.
One involved a high level audit of government databases that contain data on labour demand and supply. The latter LMIS' Data Audit project identified the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) database under the administration of the Department of Labour's Public Employment Services (PES) branch as having potential to yield valuable labour market information because it is positioned in the critical space where matching of demand and supply takes place in the labour market.
Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of health workers working in maternal and child health care services (MIMMS) 2014-15
The project aimed to assess healthcare professionals' behaviour and related determinants; including knowledge, attitudes, social norms, and self-efficacy towards providing adequate and sufficient maternal and child healthcare services. The primary objective of MIMMS is to design, develop and implement a conceptually and methodologically robust study of changing social attitudes and values in South Africa. In meeting this objective, the HSRC intends to position itself so as to be able to carefully and consistently monitor and explain changes in attitudes amongst various socio-demographic groupings. It is intended that MIMMS will explore a wide range of value changes, including the distribution and shape of racial attitudes and aspirations, attitudes towards democratic and constitutional issues, and the redistribution of resources and power.
Local government: Experiences of harm or threats of violence (HTV) 2018

This study investigated property damage, intimidation, threats, harm and killings of councillors, municipal officials, and ward committee members.

Money, Politics and Transparency Campaign Finance Indicators Project (MPT) 2014
The MPT project assessed 54 countries on both their legal frameworks and the practical implementation in the realm of political finance across various categories, including monitoring and enforcement, disclosure and publication rules, and expenditure and contribution caps.
National Research and Experimental Development (R&D) Survey
The National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D) is undertaken annually to monitor the country's investments in R&D. The survey presents annual statistics on the resources devoted to R&D in five sectors, namely, the government, business, not-for-profit, science councils and higher education. HSRC Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) is the principal custodian of the data on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
National Survey on R&D and other S&T related activities in Agriculture in South Africa (R&D AGR) 2010/11

The National Survey on R&D (Research and Development) and other S&T (Science and Technology) related activities in Agriculture in South Africa collected data from public institutions under strict confidentiality. Aggregate data were used primarily to inform policy and strategic planning at a national level.

Non-communicable disease screening and HIV testing and counselling in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (NCD) 2015

South Africa faces dual epidemics of HIV and non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs; hypertension, diabetes, obesity). Differentiated care for HIV, community health workers providing testing and linkage services in the community, has the potential to integrate NCD screening with community-based HIV testing, improve service delivery and avert leading causes of morbidity and mortality. However, characterization of prevalence of NCDs and integration with HIV linkage is limited; evidence from community-based HIV testing and counselling programs are required.

Outcomes evaluation: SKILLZ Street Plus, a Grassroot Soccer initiative (SKILLZ) 2016
The study was an evaluation of a programme that combined girls' soccer with an educational curriculum that simultaneously tackled the issues of intimate partner choice, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS prevention. The programme utilised a network of female soccer coaches to deliver the curriculum, mentor the girls and facilitate the soccer-based activities.
People living with HIV Stigma Index: South Africa (STIGMA) 2014
The people living with HIV stigma index is used to measure the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV in South Africa.
Perceptions of poverty and its manifestation in three provinces of South Africa (PPMSA) 2014
The HSRC was contracted by the NDA to carry out an assessment of the manifestation of poverty in the nine provinces of the country. This poverty study was based on the NIDS panel data set. To enhance the quantitative findings from the panel data set, a survey of the perceptions and attitudes of people in the three poorest provinces identified from the quantitative analysis, was done. The survey was therefore part of the bigger Poverty Manifestation Study. This is the data presented here. It was collected in Limpopo, Eastern Cape and KZN. The target populations were participants on NDA projects that were mainly concerned with income generation.
Quality Learning Project 2004: Improving learning in schools (QLP)
The Quality Learning Project (QLP) is a five-year school improvement project intended to facilitate educational change in South Africa by working with district officials, school management teams and educators
Randomized controlled trial of a couples-based intervention to increase testing for HIV among heterosexual couples (CIC) 2012-14 in Vulindlela, South Africa

The is need for HIV prevention interventions that: 1) target couples; 2) increase uptake of couples-based voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT) and 3) examine the role of relationship factors on testing and sexual behaviours. To address this need, this study will test the efficacy of a behavioural intervention program to increase uptake for couples-based VCT and reduce sexual risk behaviour for HIV among couples living in Vulindlela, South Africa. Saharan Africa.

siyaJabula siyaKhula's Learner regeneration project Mhinga in Limpopo (sJsK) 2013-14

In June 2011 siyaJabula siyaKhula (sJsK) applied for a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The subsequent grant award, from the USAID's School Capacity and Innovation Program (SCIP), was augmented by the Elma Foundation and enabled sJsK to expand and test a three-year language development intervention in primary schools. The grant also provided for an impact evaluation of the intervention by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

Socio-economic impact of the global financial crisis on South Africa (OXFAM)
This study investigated the impacts of the global recession through its impacts on women, specifically poor women. The research therefore focused on the human and social dimensions of the crisis which are often drowned by research that centres on the macroeconomic progression of the crisis. In commissioning this work Oxfam was trying to respond to a research and monitoring gap that has been created by the dominate focus on national or macro-economic impacts of the crisis.