Poland successfully managed its integration into the European Union since joining in 2004, and during the 2008-09 global financial crises it was the only member to experience growth. Poland is a high-income country with a large and diversified domestic economy.
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The World Bank’s Country Partnership Strategy for Poland (CPS) 2009- 2013 includes IBRD lending of about US$ 4.5 billion. This lending program is the largest since Poland joined the Bank in 1946 as a founding member, and then withdrew in 1950 to re-join in 1986. Lending commenced in 1990 and a total of 64 projects totaling US$ 7.1 billion have led to improvements in areas such as environmental health, transportation and infrastructure, state-owned enterprise restructuring and privatization, energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.
This project helps protect the people in the Odra River Basin against loss of life and damage to property caused by severe flooding - in towns of Raciborz, Kedzierzyn, Kozle, Krapkowice, Opole, Brzeg, Olawa and Wroclaw.Read More »