National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) People's Republic of China

Department of Regional Economy
The Department of Regional Economy is responsible for drafting regional economic development plans and recommending major regional economic development policies; coordinating policies of land improvement, land development, utilization and protection; participating in the formulation of land use policies, participating in the formulation of plans for water resource balance and conservation and plans for ecological improvement and environmental management and protection; organizing and implementing the planning of main functional regions, guiding regional economic cooperation, formulating economic development programs for old revolutionary base areas, border areas, poverty-stricken areas and ethnic autonomous areas, and mapping out "work for relief" programs for the above areas; coordinating and implementing the strategic plans and key policies to promote the development of the central region, putting forward recommendations on the layout of major projects and coordinate their implementation, facilitate the coordination and cooperation within and outside the central region, as well as the building of relevant mechanisms.