The Role of NGOs in Forming and Increasing the Social capital
This research studies the relation between NGOs and forming and increasing the social capital. It initially deals with the NGO's importance and role in individual's growth and progress and also in leading to flourish their capabilities and potentials in fulfilling the social responsibility, and then it considers the importance of the social capital as an effective factor in the societies' development. Afterwards, NGOs of the country are introduced and their status is described. Also, the NGO's role in forming and increasing the social capital is stated. After introducing the investigation, the goals, theoretical framework, questions and the hypotheses are stated, and finally, the results from the hypotheses test are offered. The results show that the relation between NGOs and forming and increasing the social capital as well as the relation between the NGOs and each of the social capital's indicators in this research is a positive and meaningful one.