The concept of the social state, which was adopted and widely applied by many countries throughout the 20th century, has been criticized since the mid-1970s. Social state practices and policies, which are seen as an important cause of economic and financial crises, have begun to be abandoned. Especially since the 1980s, the changes and transformations in the field of administration, new public administration approaches, the ideas that the state should be downsized have started to be effective in state administrations. Development plans, guide both institutions and organizations within the scope of the central government and local government organizations in determining and forming public policies. In this study, an answer is sought to the questions of how the change and transformation in the understanding of the social state found itself in the development plans, and what changes were experienced in which areas. The descriptive analysis technique, one of the qualitative research methods, was used as a method in the study and content analysis was performed.