Social Military Establishment is a state-run commodities manufacturer.
The official role of the General Federation of Trade Unions is to lobby for the rights of the Syrian labour force, although in practice it largely consists in monitoring and using it to support the Syrian authorities.
HIWM is a research, education and training institute specialised in water issues.
The Central Organisation for Financial Control is charged with conducting financial audits of most public institutions and state-owned companies.
The Syrian Commission for Family and Population Affairs is a government body that conducts research and surveys and makes policy recommendations on family issues.
The Commission is tasked with fighting money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
The Central Authority for Supervision and Inspection is the body in charge of monitoring and supervising the state administration and the public sector.
The General Establishment for Pensions is the state entity in charge of paying pensions to civil servants and public sector employees.
The Regional Planning Commission was established in 2010 to devise countrywide regional-planning schemes and balanced economic development programmes.
The formal goals of the Ministry include improving the performance of the Syrian public sector and in particular services to the general public as well as combating corruption.
This Ministry was established after the beginning of the Syrian uprising.
The Ministry oversees religious affairs for Syrian muslims and also manages the waqf, i.
The General Organization of Free Zones is a government entity that manages free trade zones located around Syria.
The Ministry of Defence is responsible over leading the Syrian armed forces.
The General Commission for Competition and Anti-Monopoly is a state entity formally tasked with ensuring fair competition in the Syrian market.
The Higher Commission for Scientific Research is a government body tasked with devising national strategies for scientific research, coordinating efforts between research institutions and contributing to funding them.