Document Type : Research Paper



Current nomad settlement programs seek improving the quality of nomads’ life as their ultimate goal. However, it seems some of these programs failed due to some problems such as socio- economic problems that appear after settlement or due to the lack of proper preliminary studies before the implementation. Nomad settlement program in Northern Khorasan is not an exception; therefore, identification and prioritization of problems before implementation of the program in Northern Khorasan is essential for better planning. The required data to identify and prioritize nomad settlement problems and to plan for their proper settlement were gathered through a questionnaire including the criteria and sub-criteria as well as options to solve extant challenges. The questionaire then was completed by experts and analyzed by using the analytic hierarchy process in Expert Choice2000. The results showed that cultural and social management and planning factors with coefficients of (0.433) and (0.314), respectively left the greatest influence on the failure of relevant projects in North Khorasan province. Therefore; the reform of the administrative and planning system as an important solution to problems related to the management and planning criteria and increasing the nomads’ participation in planning and management as an important solution to problems related to social and cultural criteria were assessed in present study.


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