Investigating the Role of Participatory Institutions on the Local Development (Case of Study: Islamic Council in the Dehong Village)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student of Development Studies, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

2 PhD Student of Economic Studies, University of Luds, Sweden

3 Faculty Member of National Population Studies & Comprehensive Management Institute


In This study we tried to examine the role of participatory institutions in the local development by measuring the effect of social capital on the promotion of performance. Our research sample was Dehong's (a village in south of Iran) Islamic Council. On the other hand it tries to evaluate effect of social capital on local development. The result of the study showed that some of social capital factors such as social trust, social integration and social participation play a fundamental role on the improvement of performance of Islamic council. The main research method of the study was survey. Also we used observation, interview and FGD to increase the accuracy of the results.