This study aims to maximize the utilization of operations research (OR) findings in Egypt to strengthen research efforts contributing to the improvement of the family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) care program. To date, the field of OR in Egypt has not conducted a systematic review of the utilization of the OR studies completed over the last decade. The long-term objective of this study, as noted in this report, was to maximize the utilization of OR and strengthen future efforts contributing to the improvement of the FP and RH care program in Egypt. The study’s sample included selected studies completed by the principal agencies conducting OR in Egypt—Family Health International (FHI) (1989–1992) and the ANE OR/TA Project of the Population Council (1992–present). The analysis of the qualitative findings was based on a framework applied in a similar study in Indonesia by the ANE OR/TA Project and built on three elements: research product, scientific network, and researcher-audience relationship. Analysis of data indicated a general satisfaction with the contribution of OR to the FP and RH program in Egypt.
Hegazi, Sahar. 1997. "Utilization of operations research in Egypt," Asia and Near East OR/TA Project Special Report. Cairo: Population Council.
Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project