The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is South Africa's statutory reseach agency dedicated to policy-relevant social science. In 2003 the HSRC was evaluated by an independent panel appointed by the Minister of Science and Technology. This publication contains the report presented by the panel.

The HSRC does "social science research that makes a difference", concerned with all aspects of development and poverty alleviation in South Africa, the region, and in the rest of Africa. It undertakes collaborative, often large-scale, research for government departments at national, regional and local levels, other public entities, and local and international development agencies. Its revenue is presently derived roughly equally from its Parliamentary grant and from earnings through tenders, commissions, and founding grants.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2057-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2057-7
Publish Year : 2003

Foreword by the Council of the HSRC

Report of the Review Panel

Preface by the Chairperson of the Review Panel

Executive Summary of the Report of the Review Panel

1. Introduction

2. An overview of the current context

3. Stakeholder views of the HSRC

4. The HSRC today

5. Collaboration, linkages and networking

6. The HSRCs public purposes

7. Conclusions and major recommendations

Annexures

Notes

Acronyms

Figures

Tables 

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