Sustainable development should be analysed considering numerous aspects, including environmental, social and economic system. This study aimed at assessment of the economic order at regional level. The study encompassed Warminsko-Mazurskie voivodship. The indicators of sustainable development concerning the characteristics of economic system were computed on the base of the statistical data for the years 2003-2007. The data was collected from the Regional Databank (BDR) and processed applying the indicator-based comparative evaluation method. Six areas were identified: 1) environmental impact, 2) employment, 3) investment outlays, 4) entrepreneurship, 5) agriculture and 6) accessibility of products, services and infrastructure. The studies indicate that the majority of indicators scored below the average as compared to the other voivodships and in the covered areas only the agriculture was characterized by scores higher than the average for the other voivodships in the country. The general score for the sustainable economic development was lower than the average for the remaining voivodships of Poland: from 72,18% to 78,88%. The dynamics of changes over the years covered, however, indicates the increase in the total score of economic sustainability.
Miroslawa Witkowska-Dabrowska, Chair of Spatial and Environmental Economics, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
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