Efficiency Analysis of the Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey

Fatih Çelikkaya, Rüştü Yayar

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficiency of metropolitan municipalities financing public spending on budgetary expenditures. However, it is to determine which municipality works in which service area and how effectively it works. The study covers all of the thirty metropolitan municipalities that were formed by the legal arrangement in 2012. Frontier Analyst Program was used for Data Envelopment Analysis. Three different models have been tested. According to the results of the analysis, the efficiency scores of the metropolitan municipalities were found to be quite high in the financial model. The study also presented potential improvement recommendations to municipalities that are ineffective in financial model, infrastructure model and spending model.

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