Economic research (and matters relating to Board of Economic Inquiry).
Co-operation of statistics in General, and all matters relating to the Bureau of Statistics.
Processing of all development schemes, programs and proposals submitted by other Departments and making recommendations to Government thereon.
To evaluate the progress of development schemes and write their critical appraisal.
Maintaining liaison with the National Planning Agencies.
Initiation of measures for giving suitable publicity to the Development Plan and educating the Public on the results achieved from time to time.
Co-operation of training of local officers in foreign countries
Foreign aid including donor cooperation, concept clearance and keeping proper liaison with all the donors and the federal ministries concerned.
Autonomous bodies i.e. Quetta Development Authority, Balochistan Development Authority, Gwadar Development Authority, Balochistan Coastal Development Authority, and Balochistan Water and Sanitation Authority.
Inter-departmental Co-operation in cases relating to Economic Policy and Development.
Inter-Provincial Co-operation in the field of Economic Policy.
Monitoring and evaluation of all development projects and programmes in the province.
Main functions of the P&D department can be summarized as under: