The National Urban Policy Review of Poland is the first of its kind in a series designed to shed light on the role of central government in urban policy development. This set of reviews, launched by the Urban Development Programme of the OECD, explores how national urban policies and sectoral policies can have a profound impact on urban areas. In the case of Poland, a national strategy for urban areas is needed to improve the coherence among national policies and urban objectives. An integrated cross-sectoral strategy could also help the national government identify policies that undermine urban policy objectives and complementary policy packages that would enhance effectiveness. This issue contains three chapters covering: The urban system and challenges in Poland. National policies for urban development in Poland. How to adapt the current governance framework to the national urban policy agenda.