Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof., Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran.

2 Msc student of Rangeland Management, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine sciences, Tarbiat Modares University.

3 Executive manager, International RFLDL project, South Khorasan Province.


Social capital is one of the most important criteria related to social network resilience. In trust networks as the most important factor of social capital in adaptive governance, sensitivity to disorders and irregularities is considerable and resiliency improvement and compatibility capacity depends on trust level in network. This research is applied in Zangooi village, South Khorasan province where international project ROLL is operated. In this research social capital in local beneficiaries is studied to enhance resilience in pilot village. Trust and cooperation ties are studied based on survey method and network analysis questionnaires and direct interviews with actors (members of rural development small groups). Results show that trust, cooperation, cohesion and social capital is at average level before RFLDL project and after operating this project these indices increase and reach optimum level. The speed of trust and cooperation exchange through people increases after operating the project and this develops unification and alliance between members. At last it can be concluded that conveying this project increases trust and cooperation and social capital, so resilient social systems have undoubtedly much more trust level.



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