Edition: Lublin 2016
Citation method: Goujard, A. (2016) ‘The making of the OECD Economic Survey of Poland 2016’, Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe (Special Issue: Visvizi, A. (ed.) Re-thinking the OECD’s role in global governance: members, policies, influence), 14(4): 21-32.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. Over the 20 years of Poland’s membership in the OECD, twelve OECD Economic Surveys and their associated peer-review processes were conducted. Surveys provided Poland with regular recommendations on labour market and competition policies, innovation, human capital and skills, financial markets, sustainable and inclusive growth, social security, taxation, health care and public spending. The article presents the specificity and centrality of the OECD peer-review mechanisms that support these recommendations. First, it explains the process of the making of the 2016 Economic Survey of Poland and the work of the Economic and Development Review Committee (EDRC) that is made up of representatives of all OECD governments and the European Commission. It describes the making of the Economic Survey from the fact-finding mission and meetings with government officials, academics, social partners and other experts, to the initial drafts, the examination by the EDRC Committee and the publication. Second, it builds on the 2016 Economic Survey of Poland to illustrate some key elements of the OECD assessments, in particular the underlying data collection efforts and policy analyses.