Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers

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dc.contributor.author Durbach, I
dc.contributor.author Scott, L
dc.contributor.author Nyirenda, J
dc.contributor.author Silal, S
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-10T14:31:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-10T14:31:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Durbach, I., Scott, L., Nyirenda, J., & Silal, S. (2013). Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researcher. ORiON: The Journal of ORSSA, 29(1), 87-102.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24862
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the theme of training operational research (OR) practitioners in South Africa by critically evaluating a Masters program in Operational Research in Development (ORD), launched in 2005 at the University of Cape Town. This program was specifically focused on applying OR to the problems of the developing world in general and Africa in particular. We describe the program and review the practical work undertaken by students participating in the program. Topics range widely across domains including health (anti-malarial drug resistance); poverty (food banking); governance (NGO management structures and monitoring of local government performance) and sustainable livelihoods (spaza shop operations). We use the review to highlight strengths and weaknesses of the program, as well as challenges faced in the OR education in South Africa at a postgraduate level.
dc.source Orion: Journal of the Operations Research of South Africa
dc.source.uri http://orion.journals.ac.za/pub
dc.title Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers
dc.date.updated 2016-01-12T11:13:25Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science
dc.publisher.department Dept. of Statistical Sciences
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