Assessing sustainability of Islamic countries via data envelopment analysis (DEA)

Sara Yousefi, Amir Hassanzadeh, Reza Farzipoor Saen*, Zohreh Mousavi Kashi

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Abstract: Given international regulations, countries try to improve their sustainability. The objective of this paper is to assess the sustainability of Islamic countries and to present optimal strategies to promote their sustainability. In developing Islamic countries, increasing level of production requires clean technologies to achieve or promote their level of sustainable development. In this research, given natural disposability and managerial disposability, a new inverse data envelopment analysis model based on range adjusted measure is developed. We assess sustainability of Islamic countries. Then, we suggest how to improve sustainability of the Islamic countries. Our new model determines optimal inputs and outputs given natural disposability and managerial disposability so that the sustainability score of countries is unchanged. Graphic abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1143
Number of pages15
JournalClean Technologies and Environmental Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Inverse data envelopment analysis
  • Islamic countries
  • Range adjusted measure
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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