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Factsheet for measure PL-2021-28/2049 – measures in Poland

Meticulous audits of anti-crisis shield

W przyszłym roku szczegółowe kontrole tarcz antykryzysowych

Country Poland , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 09 July 2021
Context COVID-19
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
Author Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)
Measure added 13 October 2021 (updated 31 May 2022)

Background information

In July the Chair of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK), the national auditor, announced the Chamber was planning to launch a complex auditing campaign of the public aid granted under anti-crisis shields and financial shields by the Polish Development Fund (PFR)

Growing concerns about the state of public finances, especially in the context of increasing concealed public debt (driven by increasing public spending channelled outside of the state budget) are named a the key motivation for making such a move.

Content of measure

The Supreme Audit Office (NIK), being the national auditing body has the authority to control all public expenditure. As the Chair of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) stresses that the critical stance of NIK does not concern the providing aid, as the pandemic has forced governments all over the world to take extraordinary actions. However, it should be directed at improving operations and the survival of companies in a difficult period. "We will be able to say more about the results of this aid only after carrying out proper inspections, which we have planned for next year" - the Chair of NIK says, as quoted by the Bankier portal .

Use of measure

Not available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Other businesses
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement of social partners.

Views and reactions

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Eurofound (2021), Meticulous audits of anti-crisis shield, measure PL-2021-28/2049 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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