Council for Economic Planning and Development

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Council for Economic Planning and Development
Jīngjì Jiànshè Wěiyuánhuì
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Agency overview
Formed 4 June 1948 (as Council for United States Aid)
December 1977 (as CEPD)[1]
Dissolved 21 January 2014[2]
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Taiwan (ROC)
Headquarters Taipei City
Parent agency Executive Yuan

The Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD; Chinese: 經濟建設委員會; pinyin: Jīngjì Jiànshè Wěiyuánhuì) was a government agency responsible for drafting overall plans for national economic development in the Taiwan (ROC). It also assessed development projects, proposals and programs submitted to the Executive Yuan. It also coordinated the economic policy making activities of ministries and agencies and the monitoring the implementation of development projects, measures and programs. The CEPD acted in an advisory role to the central government in formulating economic policies.[3] The chairperson reported to the Minister and three Vice Ministers and one Secretary-General.

The members of the council included bureaucrats from other agencies. They included:[4]


The agency was established in 1948 as the Council for United States Aid (CUSA) which was established as part of the Sino-American Economic Aid Agreement signed between the Republic of China and the United States in the same year. In September 1963, CUSA was reformed as the Council for International Economic Cooperation and Development (CIECD) then as the Economic Planning Council (EPC) in 1973 to strengthen the planning and research functions of the Executive Yuan. In December 1977, the EPC was merged with the Finance and Economic Committee and reorganized as the CEPD to promote comprehensive national economic development.[5] On 22 January 2014, CEPD was merged with Research, Development and Evaluation Commission to form the National Development Council.[2]


The internal structure of the agency was as follows:[6]

  • Department of Overall Planning
  • Department of Economic Research
  • Department of Sectoral Planning
  • Department of Manpower Planning
  • Department of Urban and Housing Development
  • Department of Financial Analysis
  • Department of Supervision and Evaluation
  • Department of General Affairs
  • Personnel Office
  • Government Ethics Office
  • Accounting Office
  • Center for Economic Deregulation and Innovation


Council for United States Aid[edit]

Council for International Economic Cooperation and Development[edit]

Economic Planning Council[edit]

Council for Economic Planning and Development[edit]

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