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Civil Society Organisations' engagement in the Millennium Development Goal (CSO-MDG) processes in South Africa 2013

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Gwenhure, Yvonne
  • Mabugu, Margret
  • Motala, Shirin Yousuff
  • Ndokweni, Mimi
  • Human Sciences Research Council, National Development Agency
Publication Date
2014-11-30
Embargo End Date
2014-11-30
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
  • National Development Agency (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • National Development Agency
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
CIVIL SOCIETY; MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS; NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: This data set contains 11 transcripts of interviews conducted with the key informants and civil society organisations' representatives. Independent individual key informants (4) Government representatives (1) Civil Society Organisations (6)

    Abstract: The National Development Agency contracted the Economic Performance and Development Unit, HSRC, to conduct a rapid assessment of the nature of engagement by civil society organisations (CSOs) in the design, implementation, and review of country specific Millennium Development Goal (MDG) strategies and processes. This is aimed at making recommendations on the role and contribution of the NDA in strengthening CSOs engagement with country specific MDG processes in order to enable South Africa to meet its MDG targets. The objective of this study was therefore to assess the extent and nature of CSO engagement in MDG processes in South Africa and to identify gaps and challenges in strengthening CSO engagement towards accelerating progress towards meeting MDG targets. Two main data collection methods were utilised for this study namely, a literature review and a limited key informant survey. The literature review covered the regulatory and policy environment within which CSOs are enabled to participate in MDG processes as well as a review of international experience of CSO involvement with MDGs. A second component of the study involved conducting limited key informant interviews with selected representatives of civil society organisations and government officials in South Africa. The scope of the study was as follows: A rapid assessment of extent and nature of CSO engagement in MDG processes in South Africa; this will include a few case studies of the contribution of CSOs to MDG goals; A review of the regulatory, policy and programmatic environment within which CSOs are enabled and encouraged by government to participate in national MDG processes; Identification of potential roles for CSOs in the MDG process and the support required to enable effective participation; Make recommendations on effective interventions to be implemented by the NDA in supporting CSOs to effectively participate in MDG processes. The research gave rise to a research report as well as separate electronic files for each of the 11 interviews conducted with key informants. The file is an MS Word file containing the record of the interview conducted. The major themes were: Understanding MDGs in the context of National Development Priorities in South Africa; Stakeholder engagement in MDG processes; Experience with MDG processes in South Africa

Temporal Coverage
  • 2013 / 2013
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
Universe = sample.
Sampling
The sampling was purposive. Key informants were consulted to help identify CSOs in South Africa who had some engagement with MDG processes. This included identifying key organisations and individuals who had contributed to producing MDG publications and consultations with the NDA to help identify CSO representatives who had represented CSOs as part of the country delegation to the MDG Summit hosted by the UN. Certain NGOs also assisted in terms of providing a list of CSO/NGOs that attended the Southern African CSO Consultation on Post-2015 Development Agenda which their organisation had hosted and identifying a list of their partner organisations who were actively involved in MDG activities. Arising from this exercise, a database of 25 CSOs were identified. The list was firstly stratified by geographical location of the organisation to get a good regional spread and was secondly stratified in terms of the MDG focus that the CSO were working on.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
    Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Compilation or synthesis of existing material
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview
Availability
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2019-09-19 | Issue Number: 1345 | Registration Date: 2015-02-03

Gwenhure, Yvonne; Mabugu, Margret; Motala, Shirin Yousuff; Ndokweni, Mimi; Human Sciences Research Council, National Development Agency (2014): Civil Society Organisations' engagement in the Millennium Development Goal (CSO-MDG) processes in South Africa 2013. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.14749/1414748416