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To date, Poland has adopted a complex administrative simplification programme, based on methods successfully used in other OECD countries. It has two main streams: one focused on simplifying licences and permits, the other on measuring and reducing regulatory burdens.
(Video) - Thanks to a major overhaul of its school system, Poland has dramatically reduced the numbers of poorly performing students in the last 10 years. Though Poland spends less than half of what richer countries like the United States and Norway spend on education, it achieves similar results.
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
Rapid growth of SMEs has been one of the great successes of the post-Communist transformation in Poland, but many challenges remain. This book considers the current state of SME and entrepreneurship performance and examines the existing set of policies and programmes at national and local levels
The OECD encourages Poland to strengthen its development co-operation policy, set a clear path for aid increases and move from small-scale aid projects to multi-year aid programmes.
The Polish economy has become increasingly connected with the international economy, but challenges are widespread to improve Poland’s position in global markets.
Poland recorded a strong relative performance in 2009 given the global downturn. The survey looks at how to ensure balanced growth going forward, strengthen public finances, prepare for euro adoption and make the most of globalisation.
Poland recorded strong relative performance during the crisis, but implementing a credible fiscal consolidation is the main challenge. The withdrawal of monetary stimulus should begin soon if fiscal policy is not tightened significantly in the immediate future.
Major structural reforms are necessary to prepare for euro adoption, all the more as the process of real and nominal convergence remains largely incomplete. This requires a substantial strengthening of alternative adjustment mechanisms to domestic interest- and exchange-rate changes.