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This study demonstrates that data envelopment analysis (DEA) can be a useful tool to assess the relative efficiencies of water supply systems and to establish benchmarks with which to measure progress in the management of water resources. Frontier efficiency models measure the efficiency of water use in the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and the Gaza(More)
This paper analyzes the United Nations Organization's Kyoto Protocol nations to address two questions. First, what are the environmental production efficiency rankings of these nations? Second, is there a relationship between a nation's ratification status and its environmental production efficiency ranking? Our findings suggest that the nations that have(More)
Using a linear programming approach, we establish a child quality of life (CQL) index by evaluating the ability of a less developed country (LDC) to maximize speci®c child development goals subject to minimizing speci®c resource availability indicators. This approach Ð which ranks LDCs from the most robustly ecient to the most robustly inecient in their(More)
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