1. Planning, including policy and development.
  2. Coordination of foreign aid and technical assistance from abroad through Economic Affairs Division
  3. Conducting economic research
  4. Coordination of statistics in general, and all matters relating to Bureau of Statistics
  5. Processing of all development schemes, programs and proposals submitted by other Departments and making recommendations to the government thereon
  6. Monitoring the progress and evaluation of development schemes and writing their critical appraisal
  7. Maintaining liaison with the National Planning Agencies
  8. Initiating measures for giving suitable publicity to the Development Plans and educating the public on the results achieved from time to time
  9. Co-ordination of foreign training programs for officers working with Sindh Government
  10. Dealing with service matters of the Department except those entrusted to the Services and General Administration Department.