Institutional Structures and Sustainable Rural Development A study of ASA rural Areas of Kwara State Nigeria


Institutional structures all over the world play crucial role in the development of the society especially rural areas. This is because no individual or society can develop without those structures. This study examines the developmental impacts of institutional structures on rural area in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State. As such, survey design was adopted. The data were collected through questionnaires administered to one hundred and twenty (120) households in Asa. Data collected were analysed through descriptive statistics; Chi-square was employed to test the hypotheses. The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between institutional structures and sustainable rural development. Also, it was discovered that a close supervision of the institutional structures will enhance the level of development in the rural areas. Based on the above, it was recommended that there is need for the three-tier governments to intensify efforts in establishing more institutional structures in the rural areas. Furthermore, government and the communities should ensure that the institutional structures are well monitored coordinated and supervised. Lastly, corporate organisations, non-governmental organisations and individuals should be sensitised on the need to establish institutional structures for the rural dwellers



Development, Infrastructure, Institution, Rural Area, Structure.


Raji, A., Muhammed, A. Y., Abdulbaqi, S.Z., Joseph, A. O., Sulaiman, L. A. & Raji, A. A. (2018): Institutional Structures and Sustainable Rural Development: A Study of Asa Rural Areas of Kwara State, Nigeria. Lapai International Journal of Management and Social Sciences. 9(1); 15-26, Published by Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.