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

dc.contributor.authorDurbach, I
dc.contributor.authorScott, L
dc.contributor.authorNyirenda, J
dc.contributor.authorSilal, S
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-10T14:31:13Z
dc.date.available2017-08-10T14:31:13Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.updated2016-01-12T11:13:25Z
dc.description.abstractThis 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.identifier.apacitationDurbach, I., Scott, L., Nyirenda, J., & Silal, S. (2013). Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers. <i>Orion: Journal of the Operations Research of South Africa</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24862en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationDurbach, I, L Scott, J Nyirenda, and S Silal "Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers." <i>Orion: Journal of the Operations Research of South Africa</i> (2013) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24862en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationDurbach, 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.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Durbach, I AU - Scott, L AU - Nyirenda, J AU - Silal, S AB - 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. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Orion: Journal of the Operations Research of South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers TI - Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24862 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/24862
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationDurbach I, Scott L, Nyirenda J, Silal S. Operational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers. Orion: Journal of the Operations Research of South Africa. 2013; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24862.en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Statistical Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceOrion: Journal of the Operations Research of South Africa
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dc.titleOperational research (ers) in development: Growing a new generation of operational researchers
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