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A Performance Review of Sexual and Reproductive Health Centers in Sierra Leone: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach
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Lovell, C.A.K. (1993). “Production Frontiers and Productive Efficiency”, in “Measurement of Productive Efficiency: Techniques and Applications”, Fried, Lovell and Schmidt (eds), Oxford University Press.Suggested Citation:  
Kemp, Sukanya (2015). A Performance Review of Sexual and Reproductive Health Centers in Sierra Leone: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(4):463-479.
 
Transnational Corporations Review
ISSN 1918-6444 (Print), ISSN 1925-2099 (Online)
Edited by Ottawa United Learning Academy
Published by Denfar Transnational Development
Volume 7, Number 4, December 2015, 463-479
DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7406

Author: Sukanya Kemp

Abstract: This research looks at and maps out the nature and characteristics of a nongovernmental institution that provides sexual and reproductive healthcare services in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. The problems associated with measuring the performance of such an institution mirror the issues discussed in the paper. The research decided to use the non-stochastic frontier model of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to solve the issues. DEA, commonly used in Operations Research literature to evaluate the efficiency of multiple producers, can, under certain assumptions, define a locus of technically-efficient points. This can be estimated where multiple inputs and outputs and market prices are absent.

Keywords: Technical efficiency, health centers, data envelopment analysis

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