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    • Poland’s lack of progress in implementing reforms to boost fight against foreign bribery remains a serious concern June 22, 2021
      Since Poland’s last evaluation in 2013, the OECD Working Group on Bribery has repeatedly urged Poland to carry out key recommendations and implement legislative reforms to combat foreign bribery, consistent with its obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
    • OECD Skills Outlook 2021: How does Poland compare? June 15, 2021
      The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Poland is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour […]
    • Preventing Harmful Alcohol Use: Key Findings for Poland May 19, 2021
      People in Poland consume on average 11.7 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.4 bottles of wine or 4.5 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Poland, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
    • Taxing Wages: Key findings for Poland April 29, 2021
      The tax wedge for the average single worker in Poland decreased by 0.8 percentage points from 35.6% in 2019 to 34.8% in 2020. The OECD average tax wedge in 2020 was 34.6% (2019, 35.0%). In 2020, Poland had the 23rd highest tax wedge among the 37 OECD member countries, compared with the 22nd in 2019.
    • Consumption Tax Trends: Key findings for Poland March 3, 2021
      The Polish standard VAT rate is 23.0%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST¹ standard rate in the OECD was 19.2% as of 31 December 2020. The previous standard VAT rate in Poland was 22% in 2010. It changed to the current level in 2011. Poland applies reduced VAT rates of 5% and […]
    • Poland: investing in a greener, fairer economy will strengthen recovery from COVID-19 crisis December 4, 2020
      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 […]
    • Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Poland December 3, 2020
      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%.
    • Poland should urgently implement reforms to boost fight against foreign bribery and preserve independence of prosecutors and judges November 12, 2020
      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 […]
    • How's life in Poland? March 9, 2020
      This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.
    • Polska – Profil systemu ochrony zdrowia 2019: Launch presentation November 28, 2019
      Polska – Profil systemu ochrony zdrowia 2019: Launch presentation. The Country Health Profiles provide a concise and policy-relevant overview of health and health systems in the EU/European Economic area, emphasizing the particular characteristics and challenges in each country against a backdrop of cross-country comparisons.
    • Pensions at a Glance 2019 – Key findings for Poland November 27, 2019
      Key findings for Poland from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"
    • Fit for the future: learning from the COVID-19 crisis to reinforce democratic governance, OECD Roundtable November 14, 2019
      The roundtable will launch the OECD's Government at a Glance 2021, a flagship OECD report which provides a comprehensive set of rigorous, internationally comparable data on government resources, activities and results in OECD countries and beyond.
    • Taxing Energy Use: Key findings for Poland October 15, 2019
      This country note explains how Poland taxes energy use. The note shows the distribution of effective energy tax rates across all domestic energy use. It also details the country-specific assumptions made when calculating effective energy tax rates and matching tax rates to the corresponding energy base.
    • Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Poznan, 4-5 July 2019 July 3, 2019
      The Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the Western Balkans Berlin Process Summit. He will attend and open the Poland-OECD High-level Conference on The Western Balkans in Global Markets: New Opportunities for Trade and Investment.
    • Risks That Matter 2018 Country Highlights: Poland March 18, 2019
      Risks That Matter 2018 Country Highlights: Poland