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  • 29-November-2017

    English

    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Switzerland 2017

    This is the third Environmental Performance Review of Switzerland. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on water management and biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.
     
    Switzerland has taken steps to improve the environmental performance of its agricultural, energy and transport sectors. The country is a top OECD performer in terms of greenhouse gas emissions intensity and it should be commended for its innovative approach towards rehabilitation of its river system. Yet unsustainable consumption patterns and high levels of municipal waste generation, as well as high percentages of threatened species, are areas of concern.  As a major financial centre, Switzerland has a key role to play in promoting green finance.
     

  • 16-August-2017

    English

    OECD Reviews of Health Systems: A series of country reports

    Those in-depth studies of the health system of member countries focus on economic issues. They assess the performance of health systems in a comparative context, identify the main challenges faced by the country health system and put forward policy options to better meet them. Reviews are initiated at the request of the country to be examined and emphasis is placed on specific issues of key policy interest.

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  • 1-August-2017

    English

    Green growth in countries and territories

    There are now 46 Adherents to the 2009 OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Bulgaria has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the Declaration.

  • 11-July-2017

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Geneva on 11 July 2017

    The Secretary-General will be in Geneva on 11 July 2017 to deliver remarks at the Opening of the 6th Global Review on Aid for Trade, organised at the World Trade Organization.

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  • 21-avril-2017

    Français

    Bourses de recherche et Parrainage de conférences

    Le Programme de recherche en collaboration (PRC) appelle aux candidatures pour l'octroi de bourses de recherche et le parrainage (financement) de conférences en 2018. Le PRC apporte son soutien aux travaux de recherche sur l'utilisation durable des ressources naturelles dans le domaine de l'agriculture, des forêts, des pêcheries et de la production alimentaire.

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  • 11-April-2017

    English

    Taxing Wages: Switzerland

    The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.

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  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Switzerland

    Switzerland had the 32nd lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 31st lowest position in 2015. The average single worker in Switzerland faced a tax wedge of 21.8% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 28-March-2017

    English

    Tax and Skills: Key findings for all countries

    These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.

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  • 13-January-2017

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Davos from 18 to 20 January 2017 for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

    The Secretary-General participated in several sessions of the World Economic Forum on a wide range of policy issues and also held bilateral meetings with a number of Forum participants.

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  • 8-December-2016

    English

    OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook national policy profiles

    As part of the STI Outlook 2016, the OECD has released policy profiles by country. These include cross-country analyses that draw on the first joint EC-OECD survey on STI policies. They focus on major STI policy areas, instruments and trends.

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