Strategic Evaluation of Sustainable Projects based on Hybrid Group Decision Analysis with Incomplete Information

Document Type : Research Paper


Young Researchers and Elite Club, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran



– Sustainable evaluation of construction projects in strategy-focused condition is the main issue for municipalities to appropriately improve public sector services. In this respect, the group decision-making methods could help experts to select suitable sustainable projects and to schedule them regarding their ranking results. Therefore, the objective of this study is to present a hybrid group decision-making approach based on hesitant fuzzy sets theory to select the best strategic project for Tehran municipality. Hesitant fuzzy sets theory regarding the other modern fuzzy sets could assist the experts in assessing the candidate strategic projects based on evaluation criteria by assigning some membership degrees under a set to decrease the judgments’ errors in vague environments. In this proposed approach, the weight of each decision maker (DM) is determined according to the proposed hesitant fuzzy collective wisdom weighting (HFCWW) method. Besides, the evaluation criteria weights are determined based on the presented hesitant fuzzy preference weighting (HFPW) technique. Hence, hesitant fuzzy utility index method is defined to rank the candidate strategic projects. Finally, a real case study about the sustainable strategic project selection for Tehran municipality is provided to represent the feasibility and applicability of the proposed framework.