EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF RURAL MUNICIPALITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE RURAL MANAGEMENT (CASE STUDY: SHEMIRANAT PROVINCE, IRAN)Reza Golmohammadi Zohouri, Hamid Jafari and Katayoon Alizadeh
This study was conducted to evaluate performance of rural municipalities in the context of sustainable rural development (Case Study: Shemiranhasnat Province, Iran). Statistical population of this study consists of all heads of rural households of Shemiranat Province that has Rural Municipality. According to the information obtained from Governor Office of Province, 16 villages have rural municipality and 4113 households live in these areas. Regarding characteristics of statistical population, 352 households were selected based on stratified sampling and sample size calculation table of Jersey-Morgan and these households filled out questionnaires. Researcher-made questionnaire was employed in this research to evaluate performance of rural municipalities in the context of sustainable rural development. Reliability of questionnaire obtained to 0.88 using Cronbachs alpha coefficient. The information obtained showed rural municipalities have not performed their duties in terms of sustainable rural development.
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