A Bibliography of applications of O.R. in West Africa

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by: DR DAVID K. SMITH

Abstract

There is considerable interest in the potential for using Operational Research in developing countries. One sign of this is the formation of new societies for O.R. scientists in countries and regions where no such society had existed. Since 2003, such societies have been formed in several parts of Africa. This paper focuses on West Africa, and presents a bibliography of papers relating to applications of operational research in the nations of this part of the continent. The paper describes the way that the bibliography was collated and discusses the overall picture that the list of papers presents of the state of O.R. in the eighteen countries which are considered.

Link to material: http://ifors.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PaperForITORAnnotated.pdf