20th anniversaries

Poland, 22 November 2016; Hungary, 7 May 2016

Poland, 22 November 2016 

The past 20 years have been a success story for Poland: the country has grown faster than any other European economy. Poland has made impressive progress in raising living standards. Between 1990 and 2015, the GDP per capita gap with the OECD average was closed by more than 25 percentage points, from 38% in 1990 to 65% in 2015. Remarkable! […]

Poland, 22 November 2016

The OECD has accompanied and supported Poland every step of the way. OECD analysis and policy advice have contributed to shaping this successful economic and social transformation. Since 1990, under the Partners in Transition Programme, the OECD accompanied Poland in its key reforms. We have been supporting Poland’s efforts to foster competition and trade, fight corruption, adopt responsible business conduct and find solutions to social challenges such as ageing. We have also been working with Poland on education, governance, innovation and fostering local development. [...] Ours is a true partnership. All OECD member and candidate countries can learn from Poland’s rapid economic development and its resilience to international shocks like the financial crisis. […]

Extract from a speech by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, delivered in Warsaw, Poland, 25 November 2016. Read the full speech: http://oe.cd/1Hy

Hungary marks 20: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría with Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary, which celebrated its 20th anniversary at the OECD on 7 May 2016. See speech: http://oe.cd/1HB   

©OECD Observer No 308 Q4 2016


Economic data

GDP growth: -9.8% Q2/Q1 2020 2020
Consumer price inflation: 1.3% Sep 2020 annual
Trade (G20): -17.7% exp, -16.7% imp, Q2/Q1 2020
Unemployment: 7.3% Sep 2020
Last update: 10 Nov 2020

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