Priorities for Poland

A set of over 140 indicators monitoring over 70 national priorities was created to analyze changes over time and assess Poland's progress in areas that pose challenges for our country in terms of SDGs. Contrary to global targets and indicators concerning the whole world, the priorities for Poland and the corresponding indicators are tailored to our country.

National priorities, followed by monitoring indicators, were first defined in 2018 based on the experience and conclusions from the period of Poland’s preparation for its first presentation during the Voluntary National Review at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum. In 2023, the set of priorities and indicators have undergone major changes to best take into account the new issues and challenges that Poland is facing, primarily resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Poland's approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, our national achievements, updated national priorities along with monitoring indicators are presented in the report adopted by the Government of the Republic of Poland entitled Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Poland. The 2023 National Report. on the occasion of Poland's participation for the second time in the voluntary national review on the implementation of SDGs.

Indicators proposed by 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