In order to conduct a comprehensive planning, coordination, review, and resource allocation of national social development policies, the National Development Council set up the Department of Social Development (DSD). The duties of the DSD include: (1) the study of overall social development and cross-national comparisons (2) planning, coordination, and promotion of public opinion surveys on important public policies (3) planning, research and analysis for important social development policy issues (4) the overall review system for social development projects, as well as coordination and promotion of preliminary operation reviews (5) research and analysis on the integration of social development and economic resources (6) improvement of government efficiency and integration of the innovation in government services
There is a director and one deputy director in the DSD and the department is separated into six sections. The respective titles and duties of each section of DSD are as follows：
Section of Overall Social Development Research：
1.Study of overall social development and cross-national comparisons.
2.Study and analysis of the social development policy system.
3.Journal of Evidence-based Policy.
4.Other items related to Overall Social Development Research.
Section of Public Opinion Surveys：
1.Planning, coordination, and promotion of public opinion surveys on important public policies.
2.Offering training courses on public opinion surveys for related public employees.
3.Planning, coordination, and promotion of work related to APEC EC “Public Sector Governance Friends of the Chair”. (PSG FotC)
4.Other items related to Public Opinion Surveys.
Section of Social Development Policy Analysis：
1.Planning, research and analysis for important social development policy issues.
2.Coordination, research, and analysis of social development policy integration.
3.Coordination and promotion of developing an international living environment policy.
4.Other items related to Social Development Policy Analysis.
Section of Social Project Review：
1.Coordination and promotion of the overall social project review system.
2.Review and coordination of important individual social development projects.
3.Planning and promotion of the computerization of social development projects.
4.Other items related to Social Project Review.
Section of Social Development Resource Management：
1.Planning, coordination, and promotion of preliminary operation reviews and resource allocation in important social development projects.
2.Research and analysis on the integration of social development and economic resources.
3.Approval and supervision of public governance and social development public benefit trust permits.
4.Other items related to Social Development Resource Management.
Section of Government Services Improvement：
1.Research and analysis of innovation trends in government services and key issues.
2.Planning, coordination, and promotion of government service efficiency and integrated service strategies.
3.Research, analysis, and coordination of a government services award mechanism.
4.Other items related to Government Services Improvement.