Application of Multi-Criteria AHP and TOPSIS Methods to Assess Sustainable Development of Poviat S in West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Poland) In 2017
Keywords:FAHP fuzzy, TOPSIS, method, sustainable development
The aim of the article is to present the practical use of a combination of two multi-criteria methods: FAHP fuzzy analytic hierarchy process and TOPSIS methods for linear ordering of multi-feature facilities, in order to expertly assess the level of sustainable, socio-economic development of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in 2017. The article has been divided into two main parts. The theoretical (methodological) part contains the characteristics of FAHP and FTOPSIS methods; in the empirical part, however, the results of the analysis were presented. The main source of statistical data is the annual report published by Statistical Office in West Pomeranian, which contains information on most important development areas (e.g. population, education and health, employment, macroeconomics, transport, tourism, agriculture, etc.). The proposed research concept can be used to build the computational models and indicators in order to look for more complex dependencies among factors which determine sustainable development of studied phenomena and objects.
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