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SPECIAL FEATURES Tax reform Health care
This 2000 edition of OECD's periodic review of Poland's economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and includes special features on structural reform, the health care system, and reforming the tax system.
Table of contents:
Assessment and recommendations I. Recent economic trends and prospects -The economy slowed down in 1998 and the first half of 1999 -The economic slowdown has contributed to rising unemployment... -... And, together with other factors, to further disinflation -Nonetheless, the external deficit widened -The current account deficit has been largely financed by inward foreign direct investment -Signs of recovery emerged most recently... -... Paving the way for an improved economic outlook... -... Although some uncertainties remain II. Macroeconomic policies -Monetary management -Fiscal stance -Assessment of macroeconomic policies III. Progress in structural reform -The labour market -Pension reform -Privatisation and enterprise restructuring -The banking system IV. The health care system -Introduction -Reforming the system -Problems that need to be addressed by the reform -Achieving equity objectives -Assessment and recommendations V. Reforming the tax system to boost economic performance -The economic and social context influencing the design of the tax system -Main characteristics of the tax system -Taxation and economic performance -The tax reform -Assessment of the tax reform -Scope for further reform Bibliography Annexes -I. The Polish tax system as of January 2000 -II. International comparison of tax systems -III. Polandís accession to the European Union -IV. Intergovernmental transfers -V. Main tracks of privatisation -VI. List of selected Internet resources on Poland -VII. Chronology of main economic events and policy measures Statistical annex and structural indicators