Performance evaluation of the new rural management based on good governance approach (Case study: Villages in Central District of Karaj County)

Document Type : Original Article


1 MSc Student in Geography and Rural Planning, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor in Geography and Rural Planning, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Ph. D in Geography and Rural Planning, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran



Purpose: At the local level, the role of rural management in achieving optimal rural planning and development goals is significant. There are several approaches to rural management, one of which is good rural governance.  In this regard, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of new rural management with an emphasis on good governance indicators for the villages in the Central District of Karaj County.
Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative approach has been used in conducting research. The statistical population of this study includes 7 villages. 145 households were sequentially determined based on random sampling and using the modified Cochran's formula.   SPSS software and FARAS model were utilized to analyze the data.
 Findings: The results showed that the situation of governance indicators in the studied villages is lower than average. In addition, the results of the correlation between the indicators of good rural governance showed that the management system is the desired and subject to development in all indicators of good rural governance from the point of view of the villagers. Also, the ranking of the indicators of good governance using the FARAS model substantiated that the social participation index has the highest rank from the of experts’ point of view.
Limitations / Strategies: The outbreak of corona virus interfered with the process of data collection and information in the studied villages. This impeded the process of completing the research. In this regard, to reduce the negative impact of this restriction, interviews and completing questionnaires were conducted through the Internet.
Practical solutions: Activities should be taken through interaction of non-governmental organizations, governmental and public organizations and the private sector, removing existing obstacles, financial and executive constraints for modern rural management in the villages of the Central District.
Originality and Value: The study is conducted by the mentioned researchers and in accordance with the official rules and procedures, and all dissertation, articles, books, etc. were referred accordingly.  The originality of the present study is in applying the FARAS fuzzy model for the studied villages in the Central District of Karaj County.


Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 01 November 2021
  • Receive Date: 06 August 2021
  • Revise Date: 27 September 2021
  • Accept Date: 01 November 2021