Poland has suffered milder economic losses from COVID-19 than many other countries, yet the crisis still risks aggravating inequalities and reversing gains in living standards. Focusing reforms and investment on building a greener and more inclusive economy with better quality jobs will help to secure a strong and sustainable recovery, according to a new OECD report.
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The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Poland increased by 0.2 percentage points from 35.2% in 2018 to 35.4% in 2019. Between 2018 and 2019 the OECD average decreased from 33.9% to 33.8%.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery has, since 2013, repeatedly urged Poland to reform its laws to ensure it can effectively investigate and prosecute foreign bribery. Since then, the legislative changes to the Polish judicial system have raised further concern about Poland’s implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention).
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.