EURO Working Group on Operational Research for Development (EWG-ORD) is a working group of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). EWG-ORD traces its origins back to the EURO XX1 Conference held in Reykjavik, Iceland (July, 2006). From its inception the primary charge of EWG-ORD is to promote and facilitate communication among European and global researchers working in operational research (OR) for development.
EWG-ORD seeks to achieve its primary mission by organizing yearly workshop to promote the importance of operational research in improving the lives of people in developing and developed countries through sustainable practices. Today, the specific objectives that define the EWG-ORD mission are to:
- Disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge and to support research in operational research for (sustainable) development.
- Assist in gathering the operational research for development communities in Europe organized under the umbrella of EURO.
- Promote EWG-ORD sponsored webinars and practicums to broaden the use of new statistical and computational methods in OR research for development.
- Support authorship, preparation, and copy production of development-oriented research-based manuscripts.
- Establish an EWG-ORD member-affiliated bank of ad hoc referees.
- Provide a vivid exchange between scientific experience and the enthusiasm of the early-career researchers.
- Encourage the maturation of a common set of operational research tools to better support sustainable management decision-making in both the public and private sectors.