Today, governance passes through the realm of government and faces many problems and has no choice but to get rid of them. Governance must be able to establish partnership and cooperation between all the forces influencing the management of society, namely governments, the private sector and grassroots organizations. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the causal pattern of criteria affecting good governance. The present study is applied according to its purpose, and based on descriptive-causal method. The statistical sample of the study consisted of 30 experts and specialists related to rural management and rural planning. In order to achieve the research goal, fuzzy dimethyl technique was used. Findings of the study showed that among the eight criteria of good governance, the criterion of participation and legality were the most effective and the criteria of efficiency and effectiveness were the most effective criteria of good governance. The criterion of participation was also identified as the most important criterion of good governance.