Productivity growth has been strong, and has even risen recently. Planned investments in infrastructure, notably public transport, will further strengthen productivity growth and well-being. Developing the rental housing market and life-long training would enhance workers’ mobility and skills, reducing inequality and enhancing inclusiveness. Easing regulatory barriers to firm entry and growth would improve prospects for young, dynamic firms.
Source: OECD June 2016 Economic Outlook database; OECD, Income Distribution and Poverty database; and OECD Secretariat calculations from EU-SILC – preliminary results.
IMF (2015), “Raising productivity growth in Poland: the role of structural transformation”, in IMF Country Report No. 15/183.
Lewandowski, P. and A. Kaminska (2014), In-work poverty in Poland: Diagnosis and possible remedies, Instytut Badán Strukturalnych,Warsaw andWorld Bank Group,Washington, DC.
Ministerstwo Rozwoju (2016), Responsible Development Plan - Presentation, English version, Ministry of Economic Development, Warsaw.
OECD (2016), OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2016, OECD Publishing, Paris.
The Ministry was created in November 2015 following the reorganisation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development and the Ministry of Economy. It is notably in charge of programming and coordinating the elaboration and implementation of development strategies.
The Constitution of 1997 strengthened the role of Narodowy Bank Polski and made monetary policy the responsibility of a new NBP body - the Monetary Policy Council.