A dataset of community perspectives on living conditions and disaster risk management in informal settlements: A case study in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

Georgiadou, M., Gyamfi, D., Hirmer, S. and Loggia, C. 2024. A dataset of community perspectives on living conditions and disaster risk management in informal settlements: A case study in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Data in Brief. 52, p. 109847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2023.109847

TitleA dataset of community perspectives on living conditions and disaster risk management in informal settlements: A case study in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
TypeJournal article
AuthorsGeorgiadou, M., Gyamfi, D., Hirmer, S. and Loggia, C.
Abstract

This article describes a dataset of community perspectives on living conditions and disaster risk management in Khan Road, a non-serviced informal settlement, located in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. The data were collected by local community researchers via a structured questionnaire of 159 informal dwellers conducted between August and September 2022, using mobile phones via KoboToolbox. The dataset was analysed using exploratory data analysis (EDA) techniques. This household survey is part of a research project aiming to develop an evidence base of opportunities, risks and vulnerabilities related to housing construction and resource management in incremental upgrading of informal settlements in South Africa. This dataset can be used by local practitioners and policymakers involved in decision-making for informal settlement upgrading and help them prioritise resources and upgrading interventions based on what informal dwellers need. Furthermore, this cleaned dataset could support the analysis of further South African data guiding the development of digital platforms as a real-time resource management tool or guide the enhancement of existing theoretical frameworks in the field of participatory design and co-production used by academic scholars.

KeywordsDisaster impacts
Education
Income analysis
Informal dwellers
Living standards
Resource management
Social education
JournalData in Brief
Journal citation52, p. 109847
ISSN2352-3409
Year2024
PublisherElsevier
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2023.109847
Web address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352340923009095
Publication dates
PublishedFeb 2024
Published online26 Nov 2023
FunderRoyal Society

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