عنوان مقاله [English]
In the last three decades, the use of institutional capacity in achieving sustainable regional development has been at the top of the world's development plans, however, in less developed countries such as Iran, this important issue has been neglected. These institutions as development agents have an irreplaceable role in spatial developments. In this study, Bojnourd and Raz and Jorglan counties have been studied to first evaluate the capacity of institutions in charge of development and then analyze the relationship between these capacities on sustainable regional development. The statistical population of the research is at the level of institutional staff and society, in each of which 400 samples have been selected non-randomly to use a descriptive-analytical method; Research findings should be presented. results of the study based on an independent single-sample t-test show that from the perspective of institutional staff, in Bojnourd city the average of institutional capacity components is equal to 2.63 and in Raz and Jorgalan city is 2.44 which is -0.37 and 0.56 is less. According to the opinions of civil society, institutional measures for sustainable regional development in Bojnourd city is 2.44 and in Raz and Jorglan is 2.37, which with 95% confidence level can confirm the significance and differences obtained and understand the poor performance of institutions, the results of Pearson test indicate a positive and significant relationship between some components of the research. Finally, executive proposals such as "setting material and spiritual incentives for institutions to compete for better services and better performance" are presented.