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

Increase in real income of households translated into decrease in at-risk-of-relative poverty rate

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

Support for structural transformation ensuring increase in agriculture competitiveness including increase in competitiveness of agricultural holdings and agri-food producers

Increase in share of agricultural sector products (including high quality food) in Polish export

Respect for biodiversity through its increase or at least non-deterioration of its sate

Promotion of healthy lifestyle, including healthy nutrition, among adults and children (decrease in proportion of persons with overweight and obesity)

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

Improvement of healthcare system quality and patient safety

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

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' greater engagement in broadening and upgrading their skills

Improvement in education innovativeness achieved by i.a. curriculum change with an emphasis on universal skills and digital skills, command of foreign languages, creativity, initiative-taking skills, entrepreneurship, innovativeness, teamwork skills and support for pupils with special educational needs

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

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
Reduced inequalities Reduce inequality within and among countries