OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Poland 2017
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the
individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes
of each member are critically examined approximately once every five years.
This review assesses the performance of Poland, not just that of its development co-operation
agency, and examines both policy and implementation. It takes an integrated, system-wide
perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities
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More strategic focus would improve impact of Poland’s foreign aid, says OECD
Poland has built up a small but solid presence in international development and should now focus its limited resources on areas where it can make the most impact, allocating more funds to bilateral aid in priority countries and sectors, according to a new OECD Review.
The first DAC Peer Review of Poland says Poland has been a valued development partner for Eastern European neighbours like Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, sharing knowledge and experience from its own socio-economic transformation, including reforming its public administration and growing its private sector. Elsewhere in the world, Poland could do more to increase the strategic focus and scale of its aid to countries and sectors most in need.
Poland adds value by sharing lessons from its own reforms
In its Eastern Partnership priority countries (e.g. Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine), Poland adds value by sharing its transformation experience with the government and other development co-operation providers. These providers value and benefit from Poland’s deep knowledge of the context and its expert advice on institutional reform, as shown by the close co-operation between Switzerland and Poland in Ukraine on decentralisation.