A Bibliography of applications of Operational Research in Sub-Saharan Africa
by: DAVID K SMITH
There continues to be considerable interest in the potential for applying Operational Research in less-developed countries. A recent paper provided a bibliography of published research from West Africa. This paper extends that bibliography to the other sub-Saharan nations, with the omission of South Africa. In some parts of this region, there have been numerous applications described in the literature, while in others there is very little on record. As in the earlier paper, the material has been collected from a wide range of journals, extending from the regular O.R. literature to many application journals. In addition to the references, the paper describes the manner of collection of this information, and discusses the resulting picture of O.R. in sub-Saharan Africa.