Main Functions of the NDRC include:
- To formulate and implement strategies of national economic and social development, annual plans, medium and long-term development plans;
- to coordinate economic and social development; to carry out research and analysis on domestic and international economic situation;
- to put forward targets and policies concerning the development of the national economy, the regulation of the overall price level and the optimization of major economic structures, and to make recommendations on the employment of various economic instruments and policies;
- to submit the plan for national economic and social development to the National People's Congress on behalf of the State Council.