Ms Koshen Govender

TELEPHONE: 012 302 2539
EMAIL: kgovender@hsrc.ac.za
Recent

Chinese Embassy funding for the BRICS Just Energy and Transition Conference

Chinese Embassy in South Africa contribution towards the Just Energy and Transition Conference to be held on 22 to 23 November 2023....

Surplus funds: Democracy @ 30

Supplement the Democracy @ 30 project with ongoing capacity....

Democracy @30

The Democracy@30 project is a flagship project of the HSRC. The project is designed to draw in all interested researchers in the HSRC as well as outsi....

Social Norms and Behaviour tracking: Measuring Attitudes to Corruption in SA - (GIZ)

The objective of the project is to provide credible evidence-based data that promotes a shared understanding of let drivers and enablers of corruption....

Study 4: on promoting greater Citizen participation in Electoral Democracy in South Africa

It is widely acknowledged, not only in South Africa, but also globally, that electoral democracy is in recession, with declining voter participation d....

Enhancement, Editing and Publishing of Military Veterans Manuscripts Project

The project entails the enhancement, editing and publishing of draft manuscripts developed by seven military veterans. These are draft memoirs and/or ....

City of Joburg - International Benchmarking Project (Surplus Funds)

To adapt the best practices regionally and/or internationally based on economic analysis including affordability assessment, value for money and an an....

STUDY 2: Adoption of Election Technologies

One of the strategic objectives of the Electoral Commission of South Africa is to ???provide cutting edge, stable, secure ICT environment that meets a....

STUDY 3: By-Election Research (PHASE 1)

One notable gap in relation to this series is monitoring dynamics and developing a more nuanced understanding of context in relation to municipal by-e....

STUDY 1: Public Perceptions and Knowledge of the Political Party Funding Act (PPFA)

The Commission will be able to undertake its responsibilities more effectively if there is a broader awareness and understanding of the PPFA, includin....

The Establishment of the Research Infrastructure for the Future of Democracy in South Africa

Conduct research on the work of the members of the Zondo commission need in research performance, knowledge management, provision of data analytics on....

e-Participation and Policy Modelling South Africa (e-PPMOSA)

To establish a South African platform for e-participation in policy making and modelling through a series of pilot projects. The pilot projects will h....

The Identification of Smart Urban Agriculture/Agro-Processing Solutions, and Assessing the Feasibility thereof, in Addressing the Food Security Challenge in the City of Johannesburg

The primary focus of this project will be to identify possible interventions and projects within urban agriculture that will employ and expand on its ....

State Capacity Phase II - GIZ

To extend the scope of the synthesis evaluation on State Capacity with a Special Focus on Directors-General and Heads of Departments by interviewing M....

Human Dimensions of Climate Change (CC Project)

1.To conduct opportunities, risks and vulnerability assessments in selected communities. 2.To assess the impact of extreme climate change events in So....

Disaster Risk Management with theme: Investing in Disaster Management for Sustainable Development (DDM Conference)

Objective: The objective of the conference is to share scientific information and best practices in issues that relate to disasters, resilience build....

The Role of Traditional Food Systems in Rapid Urbanization

This project addresses the challenge of food insecurity in cities as experienced by migrant communities and explores the role of traditional foods in ....

United Nations Refugee Agency Research Management Systems Pilot Project research.

design and implement a cognitive pre-test of the questionnaire (approximately 10-15 respondents). Provide oversight for the main data collection. Thi....

The Impact of and Amendments to the Political Party Funding Act 6 of 2018 (PPFA)

To access the Implications of the Operationalisation of the Political Party Funding Act, 2018 (PPFA) drafted by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA, M....

Socioeconomic Analysis of Electronic Monitoring in the offender management system of Department of Correctional Services

Report: Comprehensive socioeconomic analysis of EM covering legislative, operational, sociological and financial perspectives ....

A Synthesis Evaluation Study of New District Development Model: the case of the three piloted municipalities in Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces

Also outlined in Concept Note: New District Coordination Model to Improve the Coherence and Impact of Government Service Delivery and Development. 17-....

The 2021 Social Unrest in South Africa: Primary survey-based research

With reference to the unrest in KZN and Gauteng and its far-reaching social and economic impacts on the country, this research is to better understand....

Desktop Review on Violence Against Children in South Africa 2020

The key objective of conducting the desktop review on Violence Against Children (VAC) in South Africa for 2020 is to explore and synthesize the variet....

Engaging youth with research on substance abuse through performing arts

The prevalence of substance abuse among the youth, especially in rural areas such as the Limpopo province of South Africa continues to be a cause for ....

Baseline Study to Determine Levels of Racism, Anti-Foreigner Sentiment, Homophobia, Racial Incidents, Inter-racial Relations and Perceptions of National Identity

An activity-based evaluation plan has been developed based on the Terms of Reference provided by the client. This is outlined in the table provided be....

Impact of Corruption on SME Growth in Africa - South Korean Embassy

In August 2020, the South Korean Embassy decided to join the Brics Research Centre (BRC) HSRC by co-hosting a webinar on the Impact of Corruption on S....

A Synthesis Evaluation of Social Development Sectors response to Food Relief Mechanism during COVID-19

The purpose of the study is to systematically distil and integrate data from a number of sources of evidence in order to draw more informed conclusion....

Conduct and Transcribe Qualitative interviews on the interviews on the institutional environment and personal values of Soweto Entrepreneurs

The overall aim of the study is to investigate how the personal values of Soweto entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial interventions from their institutio....

The Evaluation of the National Education Trust (NECT)

The purpose of the evaluation is to conduct an evaluation of the NECT on behalf of FREF (through Tshikululu Social Investments), a core funder of the ....

DMV: Needs Assessment amongst Military Veterans of the RSA, and their Dependent's

PHASE 1 1. Survey of relevant reports, legislation, and literature on MVs. 2. In-depth interviews (5 to 10) with key members of DMV and MV association....

DMV: Editing and Publishing of Military Veterans Life-story Manuscripts

The project entails editing and publishing of life-story/biography manuscripts produced by six military veterans. DMV has prioritized the preparation ....

A Synthesis Evaluation Study of New District Co-ordination Model

The scope and aim of the study are presented herein as follows: Conduct a desktop and empirical study on the practical workings of the DDM to determi....

UJ-HSRC Covid-19 Democracy Survey

The main aim of this UJ-HSRC COVID-19 Democracy Survey was to provide critical social data with which to understand public perceptions of the economic....

BRICS Seminal Activity to Inform research on Governance Landscape of SOEs and NDB

To conduct joint BRICS seminal activity to inform research on governance landscape of the State-Own Entities (SOEs) and New Development Bank (NDB) in....

DCES Ring-fenced Allocation

DCES Ring-fenced Allocation....

South African Cities Network

The objective of this project is to identify indicators to measure and assess urban governance in South African cities. The first task is a literatu....

Generating economic development from renewable energy: A city-level comparison of China and South Africa

The Project aims to generate new knowledge that will assist cities in South Africa and China to increase local economic development benefits transitio....

The Development of Local Government Service Standardsfor Municipalities

The purpose of the project is to develop a comprehensive set of service standards for municipalities informed and aligned to legislation and related s....

Transforming the Civil Society Sector

To conduct a study on identifying and understanding the transformative requirements for civil society to facilitate the achievement of the full consti....

Regulatory Frameworks Requirements For the South Africal Civil Society Sector to Promote their Active Participation in a Developmental State

To conduct a study on regulatory frameworks for the civil society sector, the Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) Research Programme of ....

The Impact of Civic Engagement Programmes on Youth

The purpose of the project is for the development of a questionnaire to be used to survey a sample of 10 000 learners in a representative sample of So....

Limpopo 2020: Evaluating Armed Forces Day

The main aim of this study is to determine the impact of Armed Forces Day 2020. Armed Forces Day will be held in Limpopo on 21 February 2020 and a co....

The 4th Industrial Revolution and its Implications for Mining dependent countries: The case of the Southern Africa Development Community

This proposed interdisciplinary study broadly seeks to determine the scope, nature of opportunities and threats the 4IR presents to the mining industr....

4th Industrial Revolution &Human; Development (OPP2019-4IRHD-6)

One (1) paper in press or published To produce one journal article/s for an accredited journal Submit evidence of the submission, acceptance and/or p....

Technical Support for 25 year Review: Chapter on Constitutional Development

To critically review and analyse the chapter on Constitutional Development.....

Public Officials Skills and Capacity Audit

The purpose of the project is to conduct a skills and capacity audit to understand the capacity realities and support requirements of entry, mid and s....

Public Intellectuals in South Africa Manuscript

Develop a manuscript for a coffee table book profiling figures who emblematize intellectual contributions and the idea of the intellectual through the....

Technical Support for 25 year Review: Local Government

To peer-review the research report and provide feedback to DPME with pointers for strengthening content....

Exploring Governance and Ethics Architecture of BRICS Countries: Book Project

To publish a book of the seminal ethics and governance proceedings with Unisa Press....

Future Work: Reconfiguring Informality in the Platform Economy

This study will look at how the platform economy is restructuring informality in 3 large economies that belong to the G20 i.e., India, South Africa a....

BRICS Energy Architecture - Phase 2

Promoting Economic Growth and Development....

Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats, Harm and Killings of Councillors, Municipal Officials, Senior Municipal Managers and Members of the Ward Committees

The purpose of the study is to develop a historical database for the period of 2000 to 2018 that looks at,1) the killing of Councillors, senior munici....

Development of a Consequences and Accountability Framework for Municipalities in South Africa

The aim of the project is for development of a local government consequences and accountability framework and/or implementation Support Framework with....

Vision 2018 (IEC)

Understand the level of employee knowledge and awareness of Vision 2018 To evaluate the extent to which organisational experiences match up to the gui....

Strengtheneing Women Economic Empowerment in the Blue Economy

To provide technical advice and support on women's economic empowerment issues in the Indian Oceans Blue Economy to the IORA secretariat and Academic ....

Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) project

a) Identify how transparency and accountability within the current systems for delivering and procuring infrastructure needs to be improved at a natio....

Curating, Mining and Analysing Successive Electoral Commission Surveys

To trace all datasets pertaining to elections done by the HSRC on behalf of the Electoral Commission since 1999 To create a single dataset which comb....

Banking on Africa: Opportunities for Fintech Development in Southern and Eastern Africa

The primary aim of the project is to identify how populations within low/middle income countries of Southern and Eastern Africa can benefit from oppor....

Capacity Building of the Military Veterans for the Production of their Autobigraphies

The purpose of the project is to embark on the capacity building of the military veterans in Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, Free State and Northern ....

BRICS and African Development

Partial funding towards the BRICS and African Development conference....

Life Histories, Auto Biographies and Biographies of Military Veterans project

The purpose of the project is to: i) develop a series of life history manuscripts, ii) provide training and support to military veterans interested in....

BRICS Energy Architecture

The BRICS cluster will organise and host a workshop in preparation for the 2018 academic forum.....

Umkhonto we Sizwe Commemoration Coffee Table Book Publication

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the written content, including text and articles and to edit the Coffee table book publicaion....

Secondment Agreement from HSRC to the DPSA

Dr Jaya Josie to be seconded to DPSA from February 2018 to September 2018.....

BRICS Academic Cluster:Political and Economic Governance

The BRICS Cluster Team will organise and host a workshop in preparation for the 2018 academic forum....

A Survey on the State of youth in Gauteng

The objective of the project is to conduct a survey on the state of youth in Gauteng which specifically addresses the issues which are not only issues....

SANDF - Armed Forces Day Project

More specifically the research will aim to determine if: (i) The event served to unite South Africans behind the SANDF; (ii) The event allowed the SA....

Improving Active Citizenship Programme

The overall objective is to assist the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to draft the National Policy Framework for promoting Activ....

A Review of the Implementation and Impact of Learning Interventions

There are successes and challenges in implementing learning interventions which the LGSETA needs to evaluate and assess their impact in order to iden....

Review of the Mid-term Treport

Review and edit of report....

State of Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa

The primary objective of this project is to prepare the draft and final reports for the Working Group on social cohesion and nation-building. A draft ....

Corruption, Governance & Ethics

The NIHSS awarded the HSRC seed funding to augment the research proposal on Corruption, Governance & Ethics and broaden it into a larger theme by expa....

Research for the Gauteng Transformation Policy on Vulnerable and Designated Groups

The policy on mainstreaming of designated/vulnerable groups is aimed at creating an enabling environment to facilitate the full development of targete....

Repositioning Local Government

The Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) together with the research part....

State of Youth in Gauteng

The purpose of the study is to conduct a desktop literature review and assessment of the state of youth in Gauteng to enable the Office of the Premier....

African Peer Preview Mechanism - APRM

To develop a methodology for conducting a Preliminary Review mission in Kenya; To help pilot the methodology in the Preliminary Mission; To conduct t....

LGSETA- Local Government Sector Education & Training Authority

To develop a concept document on the challenges facing the AET in the local government with emphasis on municipalities. To provide a detailed analys....

Implementation of the Evaluation of the Integrated Justice System (IJS)

The study includes an analysis of challenges that the IJS has faced, and expects to face in its future execution of its mandate. This analysis will le....

Upholding Democratic Ideals and the Challenge of Regulating Political Party Funding and Election Campaign Finance

This paper presents a comparative case from the Southern Africa region highlighting various approaches to monitoring party and campaign finance. The a....

Review of Commission for Gender Equity's (CGE's) 20 years of Existence, Achievements and Challenges

The purpose of the Study is to review and assess the work of the since its inception, focusing on its key achievements, impact within the gender secto....

Improving Electricity and Water Service Delivery in Gugulethuby strengthening Citizen Engagement (Cape Town) using the Community Scorecard approach

The overall objective is to use the Community Scorecard methodology to improve electricity and water service delivery in Cape Town municipality throug....

Constructing an Intermediate Deprivation Measure for Wards in the City of Johannesburg

HSRC and members of SASPRI have collaborated for many years on issues relating to deprivation. The first ward-level South African Index of Multiple De....

Survey on Career Pathing and development of Women as part of promoting Gender Mainstreaming in the Electoral Commission of south Africa

Recent deliberations by the Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) raised concerns that very few women apply for and /or are ....

Final Evaluation Access to Justice and Promotion of Constitutional Rights

The Access to Justice and the Promotion of Constitutional Rights (AJ&PCR;) Programme with the Department of Justice & Constitutional Development (DoJ&....

Compiling a Publication on the Agenda 2063

DIRCO convened national consultations on Agenda 2063 with the following sectors of society: ??? Youth ??? Academia ??? Business ??? Women ??? Civil So....

Family Cohesion, Values and Strengthening in promoting Family well-being in South Africa

The broad objective of the study is to enhance knowledge of family-related dynamics, cohesiveness, orientations and preferences (hereafter referred to....

Governance Index Implementation Plan

The HSRC seeks to develop a Good Governance Index for South Africa that would operate as a policy monitoring instrument and a tool for generating evid....

Money, Politics and Transparency Research

Ad-hoc services of a freelance consultant to Global integrity....

Profiling Livelihood Assets in South Africa

The main objective of this study is to improve our understanding of the dynamics of poverty, unemployment and inequality within South Africa. This wil....

BCURE Consortium

The question that this study needs to answer is: how can DEA implement an evidence-based process for environmental policymaking in the context of a de....

Development of a Blue Economy Core Group

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), under the membership of the Republic of South Africa seeks to coordinate the development of the IORA Blue ....

The Liberation Studies Institute (LSI)

The Liberation Studies Institute will: conduct research on the liberation struggle archives to enhance public access to material pertaining to the st....

NADCAO Cost Benefit Analysis Project

This proposal was submitted in response to a request from the National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices (NADCAO) and the CAO s....

Assessment of the Impact of the Decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the impact of the two highest courts, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal on....

Social Cohesion: The Missing Link in overcoming Violence and Inequality

The overall purpose of the project is to deepen our knowledge of violence, and consequently our ability to respond to it in Cities in the Global South....

Review of the Employee Satisafction Survey Questionnaire

"The Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is a perception study which aims to identify issues which impact on the performance and productivity of public....

Cities Support Programme

Background: The CSP is an initiative of National Treasury in collaboration with key government departments to address spatial inequalities and dev....

Evaluation of the Implementation of the Johannesburg City Safety Strategy (JCSS)

The purpose of the project is to evaluate the implementation of the Joburg City Safety Strategy. The evaluation will entail reviewing the implementati....

Unsung Heroes & Heroines of the Liberation Struggle

The areas of research focus are: The identification and development of narratives around liberation heritage sites and the identification and recordin....

Evidence & Lessons From Latin America

Practical Action Consulting Southern Africa (PAC SnA) is implementing the final phase of the project Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA). T....