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Poland catching-up regions : overview report (English)

The mandate of the European Union (EU) Cohesion’s Policy is to narrow development gaps and re-duce disparities between Member Countries and regions. To this extent, Funds have been allocated to help EU regions become more competitive in the 2014–2020 Programming Period. However, not all EU regions have been able to fully take advantage of the benefits, due to the effects of the 2008 economic crisis and to a host of structural problems. Consequently, the Commissioner for Regional Policy, with the Task Force for Better Implementation, has initiated the Lagging Regions Initiative. The purpose of the Initiative is to identify constraints to growth in less developed regions, and to provide targeted assistance and actions, aiming to unlock their growth potential. Poland and Romania are the first countries to pilot this initiative. The purpose of the Initiative is to identify constraints to growth in less developed regions, and to provide targeted assistance and actions, aiming to unlock their growth potential. Thus, lagging regions will be assisted, involving a broad range of stakeholders (regional and local administrations, educational institutions, business support institutions, SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, IFIs) to help respond to concrete needs they have.

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Poland catching-up regions : overview report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.