Pilot Survey on Human Rights Dimensions of Land Reform - Metagora pilot experience
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.
The results have not yet been published.
Cost (specify currency):
approx. 227 000 EUR
Metagora project and HSRC's own resources
Source of Data:
Own source of data
Type of Data Collection:
Random sample population survey
Measurement Methods / Tools Generated or Used :
This was a mix. Much of the questionnaire sought to capture qualitative information through multiple choice-type questions or likert scales.
List of Indicators:
- Trust: land reform institutions, other public institutions, efficacy
- Participation, land-related, other land, demand
- Awareness of land reform, general, redistribution, restitution, tenure reform
- Satisfaction with land reform, land reform policy preferences, populism, radicalism, economic rationale, farming rationale , reconciliation rationale