Priorities for Poland

A set of over 120 indicators to monitor Polish priorities (67) was created to analyze changes over time and assess Poland's progress in areas that constitute challenges for our country from the point of view of SDGs. Contrary to global targets and indicators concerning the whole world, the priorities for Poland and indicators are tailor-made to the needs of our country.

The premise for defining Polish priorities and, consequently, selection the indicators, were experiences and conclusions from the period of Poland’s preparation for its first Voluntary National Review of the SDG’s implementation during UN High Level Political Forum. This review was an opportunity to present the vision of the implementation of SDGs by Poland and the effects of the actions taken so far. Poland's approach to the 2030 Agenda was presented in the report adopted by the Government of the Republic of Poland, entitled Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Poland. The 2018 National Report.

Indicators proposed by the Statistics Poland were consulted with the ministries responsible for implementing the priorities, with the leading role of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology – the coordinator of the 2030 Agenda implementation process in Poland.


Priorities for Poland


No poverty No poverty

Improvement of access to public services (e.g. support for families with children, child and elderly care) and health services

Improvement of housing situation

Zero hunger Zero hunger

Improvement of the income situation of rural households in relation to the urban area, including by increasing the diversification of income sources of rural residents

Promotion of agri-food sector products (including high quality food) and support of its foreign expansion

Good health and well-being Good health and well-being

Comprehensive improvement of air quality reaching the state of no risk to health and environment in accordance with EU legislation and, in a longer-term perspective, WHO guidelines by reducing emissions of pollutants into the air

Quality education Quality education

Improvement in quality and attractiveness of vocational education, improvement in adjustment of vocational training and education to labour market needs

Creation of conditions for adults' wider engagement in learning in various forms and places and for the recognition of learning outcomes acquired outside formal education

Gender equality Gender equality

More complete fulfillment of the principle of women and men's equality

Ensurance of conditions for women's return to labour market after a break from employment due to childbirth and childcare

Clean water and sanitation Clean water and sanitation

Increase in disposable water resources, improvement of its ecological state and chemical quality

Creation of legal and financial mechanism conducive to rational use of water and implementation of water efficiency technologies as well as development and modernization of wastewater treatment plants

Affordable and clean energy Affordable and clean energy

Creation of conditions for steady and sustainable development of energy sector; reduction of impact of energy sector on the environment

Decent work and economic growth Decent work and economic growth

Search for new competitive adventages based on products' technological advancement, quality and innovativeness as well as mechanisms for internationalization of enterprises

Entrepreneurship development (legal facilitation in conducting economic activity and access to financial instruments)

Increase in flexibility related to organization and provision of work

Development of responsible migration policy

Industry innovation and infrastructure Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Increase in innovation, improvement of the legal and institutional environment that stimulates undertaking innovative activities

Development of telecommunications infrastructure, Internet and digital technologies

Internationalization of enterprises, especially SMEs, via creation of instruments of support for Polish exporters and investors

Reduced inequalities Reduce inequality within and among countries

Workplace creation in areas with less favourable conditions for development

Reduction of income inequalities

Ensuring social and economic inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities, including reducing barriers to access to infrastructure

Sustainable cities & communities Sustainable cities & communities

Enhancement of cities and urbanised areas' capability for sustainable development and workplace creation as well as improvement of quality of life of their inhabitants by taking into account the need to increase green areas, water areas and ventilation corridors in urban development plans

Supporting cities in dealing with sudden changes, crises, both socio-economic and environmental, and guaranteeing safety and high quality of life for inhabitants