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 procurement figures by companies from Poland 

 voting status

 Polish staff 

 constituency annual WBG commitments

About the country

Poland is an ancient nation with a rich but tumultuous history. It was created around the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. In a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918, only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II. The implementation of economic reforms under the banner of “shock therapy” during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust ones in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed, Poland is an increasingly active member in various Euro-Atlantic organizations. However, Poland still faces many challenges.

Since 1990, the World Bank Group has closely accompanied Poland's transition process with substantial lending, sizeable technical assistance, and capacity building support. At the same time, Poland is a longstanding contributor to IDA to support low-income countries.

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Basic facts

Capital

Warsaw

Independence

11 November 1918

Population

38,441,588 (2011)

Internet users

22.452 million (2009)

Surface area

312685 sq. km (2010)

Language

Polish

Chief of state

President Bronislaw Komorowski

Head of government

Prime Minister Donald Tusk

WB membership

01/10/1946

Currency

zloty (PLN)

GDP per capita

13799 US$ (2008)

GDP growth

3.8 % (2010)

Economy structure

Agriculture: 4% of GDP; Industry: 32% of GDP; Services: 64% of GDP (2010)

Time required to start a business

31 days (2007)

FDI

27.2 billion US$ (2006)

Official development assistance and official aid

1.52 billion (2004)

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Governors to the World Bank Group

Governor to the World Bank

Mr. Marek Belka

President

National Bank of Poland

Alternate Governor to the World Bank

Mr. Piotr Wiesiolek

First Deputy President

National Bank of Poland

Governor to MIGA

Mr. Michal Baj

Director, International Department

Ministry of Finance

Alternate Governor to MIGA

Mr. Andrzej Ciopinski

Director, International Financial Institutions and International Cooperation Department

Ministry of Finance

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Contacts at the World Bank

Alternate Executive Director

vacant

Phone: +1 (202) 458 7060

Advisor to Executive Director

Mr. Sebastian Stolorz

sstolorz@worldbank.org
Phone: +1 (202) 458 7299

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Institutions related to the World Bank

National Bank of Poland

Mr. Piotr Wiesiolek
First Deputy President
Ul Swietokrzyska 11/21
00919 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 653 1000 Fax: +48 22 620 8518
nbp@nbp.pl
http://www.nbp.gov.pl

Ministry of Finance of Poland

 

Mr. Jan Vincent Rostowski, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (IMF Governor)
ul. Swietokrzyska 12 P.O. Box 20
00-916 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 694 3962/ 826 5555 / Switchboard: 694-3601 Fax:+48 22 826 6352 / 826 0300
min.fin@mofnet.gov.p
http://www.mf.gov.pl

Ministry of Economy

Mr. Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy
pl. Trzech Krzyzy 3/5
00-507 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 628 6364 / Switchboard 693-5000 Fax: +48 22 629-5201

http://www.mg.gov.pl

World Bank Local Office

Xavier DeVictor, Country Manager
Emilii Plater Str. 53, 9th floor
00-113 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 520 8000
Fax: +48 22 520 8001

xdevictor@worldbank.org

Private Sector Liaison Office (PSLO), Polish Confederation of Private Employers (PKPP)

 

Krzysztof Czaplicki
ul. Flory 9/4
00-586 Warsaw
Phone: +48 22 565 20 71
kczaplicki@prywatni.pl
http://www.prywatni.pl

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Country Website

Country Brief

Poland at a Glance

Data & Statistics

Poland Country Partnership Strategy

Publications about Poland

Constituency News and Events

extra link 

 

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Procurement by companies from Poland in contracts awarded under World Bank-financed projects (US$) data as of 7/23/2010

Fiscal Year

Amount
Consultant
Services

Number
Contracts
Awarded

Amount
Civil Works

Number
Contracts
Awarded


Amount
Goods

Number
Contracts
Awarded

2000

6,681,392

23.0

81,965,478

39.0

60,774,507

39.0

2001

7,806,952

32.0

86,113,111

19.5

46,353,352

52.0

2002

12,136,621

23.0

28,035,106

9.5

9,432,086

7.0

2003

1,151,140

9.0

40,194,500

10.5

11,251,121

15.0

2004

527,912

7.0

31,985,305

12.0

39,953,010

13.0

2005

2,301,353

16.0

11,473,738

5.0

13,387,011

16.0

2006

1,087,552

8.0

3,057,197

2.5

3,349,461

5.0

2007

2,984,127

14.0

3,068,623

1.0

5,848,513

5.5

2008

2,536,615

9.0

5,184,303

1.3

1,934,298

5.0

2009

4,538,233

17.0

138,744

1.0

5,299,680

7.0

2010

272,156

3.0

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16,299,874

2.0

Total:

42,024,052

161.0

291,216,104

101.2

213,882,914

166.5



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Voting Status Poland

* Millions of 1944 USD ** Thousands of USD *** Millions of SDR

Institution

Amount of capital

Percent of total capital share

Number of votes

Percent of total voting power

Percent for the chair of total voting power

IBRD

1090.8*

0.69

11158

0.69

3.04

IDA

-

-

372771

2.16

3.85

IFC

7236**

0.31

7486

0.31

2.6

MIGA

7.64***

0.44

1028

0.47

2.97

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  FY09 Annual WBG Commitments (Million USD)

 

 

Lending

Equity

 Guarantees

 POLANDIBRD / IDA

2550.2

-

-

  IFC

6.7

5.5

-

 

MIGA 

-

-

-

  

Total:

2556.9

5.5

-


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Last updated: 2010-08-31




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