Poland – the Development Assistance Committee’s 28th Member


The OECD DAC welcomes Poland as its 28th member

Over the last few years, Poland has made considerable progress in structuring its development co-operation system. It now has a legal and strategic framework, as well as an institutional structure for providing development co-operation. In addition, a monitoring and evaluation system has been established and is now being strengthened. Poland has also progressively increased the volume of its official development assistance (ODA) to reach USD 438 million, or 0.09% of the country’s gross national income (GNI), in 2012.

 At its meeting on 22 October 2013, the DAC invited Poland to join the Committee. Poland accepted this invitation the same day in a letter addressed to the OECD Secretary General in which it pledged to fulfil the obligations of DAC membership.

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  • First peer review due: 2016

Key priority countries for Poland

Poland’s bilateral ODA is concentrated in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (the Eastern Partnership countries), as well as some developing countries in Central Asia and Africa.


Poland’s development co-operation system 

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs plays a key role in the Poland’s development co-operation system.

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Poland assists Georgia in conducting its regional policy 

Since 2009, the Ministry of Regional Development (MRD) of Poland has been supporting activities of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia. The programme aims to increase the administrative capacity of Georgia in the area of regional development policy. At the initial stage of co-operation, the MRD provided the Georgian administration with support in the process of preparing the National Strategy for Regional Development of Georgia for 2010-2017, which was adopted by the Georgian government in 2010. In the following years, the MRD pursued development activities aimed at the implementation of the strategy to improve the quality of the national development policy. The direct beneficiaries of the programme are the employees of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia and regional administration units of Georgia engaged in planning and implementation of the regional development policy. See more




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