Poland in the attractiveness ranking

April 13, 2007 Ela Pawełek-Lubera

Poland was ranked in 18th position according to the country’s attractiveness for investment, in the field of services in ranking of the consultancy firm A.T.Kearney. The ranking is based on annual figures from 2006.

In the previous year Poland had also received 18th position, but at that time A.T.Kearney had only reviewed 40 countries, whilst this year the listing was from 50.

The nations were rated according to three basic criteria: the financial attractiveness, the work market and the business environment.

The strengths of our country were seen as the educated workforce, the stable economic and political situations, the low inflation when compared to the region and the infrastructure costs.

It was noted however that in Poland there were still too few people that spoke foreign languages, also that too few people studied, or in other ways improve on their secondary school qualifications. A.T.Kearney drew attention to the difficulty in finding candidates for jobs vacated as a result of emigration or retirement. They ranked the infrastructure poorly, particularly the state of the roads, although the report drew attention to the perspective of a significant improvement in this field, during the years 2007-2013.

The report assessed the attractiveness of the country for the so called global businesses (e.g. accountancy and call centres), to the rating were taken into account 41 parameters. In reaching the final grading, the following proportions were given: 40% financial attractiveness, 30% – qualifications and the availability of workers and 30% – the business environment.

Source : www.paiz.gov.pl