The labour market policy in Poland is carried out by both government and self-government authorities. However, actual responsibility for situation on regional and local labour markets lies on self-government administration. The aim of the paper is to identify main problems in the field of creation and implementation of the active labour market policy (ALMP) from the poviat's perspective. It presents the structure of ALMP expenditures in 2005-2008 and main factors which make the proportions between the instruments of supply-side ALMP and these of the demand-side ALMP disadvantageous. In the conclusions, key actions aimed at changing this proportion were listed. They include the change of the measurements of ALMP's effectiveness and creation of methods and procedures of skills needs' diagnosis on the local labour market.
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