In 2019, the positive trend in the reduction in the extent of extreme and relative poverty has returned, after the increases in 2018. The indicators for both types of poverty have fallen – extreme poverty from 5.4% to 4.2%, relative poverty from 10.9% to 9%. Yet, Covid might have a negative effect on these numbers.
Poverty Watch Main Findings
Most affected groups
People with disabilities
- There are currently a lot of problems with implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Poland.
- The transition from shelter assistance to comprehensive housing assistance should be a priority to help the homeless people.
- Access to good quality water, sanitation, energy, transport, financial and digital communication services, especially for people from poorer families and communities is still a problem in Poland.
- The supply of good quality home care services in Poland is far too small in relation to needs. Many local governments do not provide them at all. Poland does not have an integrated de-institutionalisation strategy to promote community-based services to reduce the inflow of children, people with disabilities, the elderly and others in various crises, to institutions.
- Economic activation and reintegration services for the long-term unemployed are not widely available at the moment.
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