عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Based on the available statistics, Kermanshah province is placed at the second rank in terms of the number of village assistant bureaus after Khorasan Razavi province. However, no study has been conducted about the problems and limitations of this foundation after 8 years of establishing this new management foundation in villages of the province. The purpose of this qualitative study, which is performed by using grounded theory method, was to identify the challenges and problems which village assistants are faced with in Bala-Darband County in Kermanshah city from the view point of villagers and in a form of a model. The case study was the village assistants of Bala-Darband County in Kermanshah province which 12 villagers were studied as the purposive sampling.
The research data were collected by using semi-structured interview and in the form of three coding stage i.e. open coding; axial coding and selective coding, were analyzed and classified in the form of seven main problems.
Results revealed that the under studied village assistants, according to their importance, are faced with some challenges including: lack of awareness of public and local organizations from village assistants duties, negative attitudes towards dehyar, lack of cooperation and support of local and governmental organizations, development of top-down programs by executive organizations, lack of participation by local people, weakness of legitimacy of dehyar and lack of equipment and financial resources. The results of this study will assist the planners of rural development in overcoming the above mentioned challenges and realization of efficient rural management in the area.