عنوان مقاله [English]
Objectives: Although measuring the Human Development Index can help policymakers to evaluate
developments and priority policies, if we could be able to calculate the efficiency to achievement of this
index, it would have be more applicable. The study aimed to measure the efficiency to access to HDI using
Stochastic Frontier Analysis.
Methods: The present descriptive-analytic study was carried out through a cross-sectional method in
2010. The study population consisted of all cities of Isfahan province (n=21). All population was studied
and sampling was not used. Data were gathered and estimated by studying all respecting reports and
documents found in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Statistics and Information Office of Isfahan
Governor during 2004-08. HDI was calculated according special formula. 4.1Frontierwas used to measure
efficiency of selected cities and figure out the optimum production function.
Findings: The HDI for Isfahan was calculated according to the year-oriented succession: 0.627(2004),
0.643 (2005), 0.660 (2006), 0.669 (2007), 0.603 (2008). The mean of Technical efficiency of achieving the
HDI index in mentioned province during the years of 2004 to 2008 was estimated around 0.95 regarding all
seven modular inputs and around 0.94 regarding just five numbers of them.
Results: All put together, to achieve the main goal of increasing the efficiency of achieving the HDI index,
some fundamental issues should be considered including the fulfillment rate of income index, enrichment
of private sector potentials , attention focused on planning & development of Human Resources, investment
rate on infrastructure, identifying investment opportunities by the purpose of utilizing the strengths and
providing such a condition working as stimuli to encourage public sector participation.