This report summarizes the results of the training workshop for health and population officials and researchers who gathered in Boracay, Aklan, Philippines, on August 9-13, 1996, to discuss the tenets and applications of operations research (OR). This workshop was co-sponsored by the Family Planning Service of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Family Planning Operations Research and Training Program of the Population Council, Manila. Fourteen local government units (LGUs) were represented in the workshop: Benguet, Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Tarlac, Quezon City, Capiz, Negros Oriental, Bacolod, Misamis Oriental, Davao del Sur, Davao City, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, and South Cotabato. They are all participants in the LGU Performance Program of the DOH, which was undertaken as a response to the devolution of health services to local government units as mandated by the Local Government Code. Resource persons from academe, research institutions, and the DOH elaborated on OR in five sessions: Introduction to Operations Research, Considerations in Conducting an OR Study, Conducting the "Cluster Survey": 1997 LLP Benchmark #6, Special Topics in OR, and Preparation of an OR Concept Paper.
"Proceedings of the operations research workshop for LGU health and population officials and researchers, August 9–13, 1996," Workshops. Manila: Philippines Dept of Health, Family Planning Service and Population Council ANE OR-TA Project, 1996.
Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project