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Rodrigo Alberto Britto-Agudelo, PhD

Oscar Yecid Buitrago-Suescùn, MSc

Julian David Puerto-Suarez, MSc

Julio Cesar Ramìrez, MSc

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the relative efficiency of the Colombian Regional Autonomous Corporations (CAR) using the directional distance function within the structure of data envelopment analysis, which allows for the incorporation of desirable and undesirable outputs. The input and output information was gathered from the institutional sites of each CAR and from the reports of the National System for the Prevention and Attention of Disasters in Colombia. It was determined that only 18.75% of the 32 evaluated CARs are completely efficient and that the inefficiency averageis close to 60%. We hope that the obtained results will be of use inguiding the increase in efficiency in the utilization of resources and for the identification of those CARs that could set an example for the rest.

Keywords

Análisis envolvente de datos, eficiencia relativa, corporaciones autónomas regionales, salidas indeseadas, función de distancia direccionalData envelopment analysis, relative efficiency, regional autonomous corporations, undesirable outputs, directional distance function

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How to Cite
Britto-Agudelo, R. A., Buitrago-Suescùn, O. Y., Puerto-Suarez, J. D., & Ramìrez, J. C. (2013). Relative efficiency in government environmental entities: en evaluation of the regional autonomous corporations (CAR) of colombia. Ingenieria Y Universidad, 17(1), 205-224. https://doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.iyu17-1.rege
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