By Christopher W. Zobel, Nezih Altay, Mark P. Haselkorn
This quantity presents a survey of present learn difficulties and ends up in humanitarian operations examine. also, it discusses present functions of humanitarian operations examine, and considers new examine efforts that basically expand latest examine and functions. The booklet is split into 3 sections that offer an outline of the topic, a glance on the thought, and an exam of applications.
The assessment part provides chapters on modeling techniques and metrics to guage nonprofit operations; leader findings of fieldwork examine in catastrophe reaction logistics; using funds as a kind of reduction; and measuring markets that provide cash-based humanitarian interventions.
The thought part comprises chapters that study the associate proliferation challenge in catastrophe reaction networks; a case research of humanitarian logistics that examines how humanitarian tradition informs swap adoption; and a glance on the present state-of-the-art for info visibility in humanitarian operations.
Finally, the appliance part specializes in blood items, vaccines, and foodstuff counsel, with person chapters on effective inventorying and distribution of blood items in the course of mess ups; an in depth examine modeling within the context of the vaccine offer chain; a framework for reaching fairness, effectiveness, and potency in meals financial institution operations; and a spatio-temporal vulnerabili
ty review of the resilience of a inhabitants suffering from unexpected loss of food.
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These metrics are classified into three groups: input, output, and efficiency metrics. 4 concludes the chapter with a final example and a summary. 2 Modeling Methods and Strategies The lack of a single common performance metric to measure nonprofit operations is one of the major and most distinctive challenges of this type of operations1. This challenge is two-fold because there is a lack of a common performance metric that can be used for all nonprofit operations and, at the same time, it is very challenging to find a single performance metric to evaluate a specific nonprofit operation.
Collier and Dollar (2002) develop a poverty-efficient aid allocation scheme and compare it with real data. They use three poverty measures: headcount, poverty gap, and squared poverty gap. The corresponding optimization problem maximizes poverty reduction subject to total available aid. t. ∑ Ai yi N i = A, Ai ≥ 0, i where G is growth, α is the elasticity of poverty reduction with respect to income, h is one of the three aforementioned measures of poverty, N is population, y is per capita income, A is the total amount of aid, and Ai aid in country i.
Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations by Christopher W. Zobel, Nezih Altay, Mark P. Haselkorn