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.