Publications & Documents


  • 19-December-2017

    English

    Boosting Disaster Prevention through Innovative Risk Governance - Insights from Austria, France and Switzerland

    In 2014 the OECD carried out work to take stock of OECD countries' achievements in building resilience to major natural and man-made disasters. The report suggested that albeit significant achievements were made through effective risk prevention and mitigation management, past disasters have revealed persistent vulnerabilities and gaps in risk prevention management across OECD. Based on the findings of this OECD-wide report a cross-country comparative study was undertaken in Austria, France and Switzerland to test the recommendations put forward in specific country contexts. This report summarises the individual and comparative country case study findings. It highlights that the risk prevention policy mix has shifted in favor of organisational measures such as hazard informed land use planning or strengthening the enforcement of risk sensitive regulations. In the meantime, the great need for maintaining the large stock of structural protection measures has been overlooked and vulnerability might increase because of that. The report highlights the need for better policy evaluation to increase the effectiveness of risk prevention measures in the future. The report highlights practices where countries succeeded to make risk prevention a responsibility of the whole of government and the whole of society, by analysing supporting governance and financing arrangements.
  • 5-December-2017

    English, PDF, 385kb

    Pensions at a Glance 2017 - Key findings for Switzerland

    Key findings for Switzerland from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"

  • 27-novembre-2017

    Français

    La Suisse devrait faire davantage face aux menaces qui pèsent sur la biodiversité

    Selon le troisième Examen environnemental de la Suisse de l’OCDE, le pays a beau être l’un des plus verts parmi les membres de l’OCDE, pour ce qui est de son approvisionnement en énergie, de ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre et de sa consommation intérieure de matières par unité de PIB, il doit d’urgence remédier aux pressions exercées sur la biodiversité.

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  • 27-novembre-2017

    Français

    Examens environnementaux de l'OCDE: Suisse 2017

    La Suisse a travaillé à l'amélioration de la performance environnementale de l'agriculture, de l'énergie et des transports. Le pays a l'une des plus basses intensités en gaz à effet de serre de l'OCDE, et s'est montré très innovant dans la réhabilitation de ses rivières. Cependant, les pratiques de consommation peu durables de la population et les quantités de déchets urbains qui en découlent, ainsi que le nombre d'espèces menacées , sont préoccupants. En tant que pôle financier, la Suisse a un rôle clé à jouer dans la promotion de la finance verte.Ce rapport est le troisième examen environnemental de la Suisse. Il évalue ses progrès en matière de développement durable et de croissance verte, avec des chapitres détaillés sur le traitement des eaux  et sur la conservation et l'utilisation durable de la biodiversité.
  • 23-November-2017

    English, PDF, 395kb

    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Switzerland

    The tax-to-GDP ratio in Switzerland increased by 0.1 percentage points, from 27.7% in 2015 to 27.8% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period.

  • 22-November-2017

    English

    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 - highlights by country

    These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.

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  • 15-novembre-2017

    Français, PDF, 917kb

    Comment va la vie en Suisse ?

    Cette note présente une série d'incidateurs publiés dans "Comment va la vie? 2017"

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  • 14-novembre-2017

    Français

    Pour conserver un niveau élevé de bien-être, la Suisse doit renforcer la croissance de sa productivité

    En Suisse des réformes complémentaires sont nécessaires pour relancer la croissance de la productivité, renforcer les revenus et garantir la transmission aux générations futures des niveaux de vie et de bien-être élevés dont jouit aujourd'hui la population, selon un nouveau rapport de l'OCDE.

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  • 10-November-2017

    English, PDF, 387kb

    Health at a Glance 2017: Key findings for Switzerland

    Switzerland enjoys the joint second highest life expectancy at birth among OECD countries, achieved through a generously funded health system. Smoking and alcohol rates are slightly above the OECD average, but obesity rates are very low, with rates among adults only lower in Japan and Korea. While mandatory insurance is in place, high out-of-pocket spending impedes access to care.

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  • 26-September-2017

    English

    Making Dispute Resolution More Effective - MAP Peer Review Report, Switzerland (Stage 1) - Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 14

    Under Action 14, countries have committed to implement a minimum standard to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The MAP is included in Article 25 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and commits countries to endeavour to resolve disputes related to the interpretation and application of tax treaties. The Action 14 Minimum Standard has been translated into specific terms of reference and a methodology for the peer review and monitoring process. The minimum standard is complemented by a set of best practices.The peer review process is conducted in two stages.  Stage 1 assesses countries against the terms of reference of the minimum standard according to an agreed schedule of review. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review report. This report reflects the outcome of the stage 1 peer review of the implementation of the Action 14 Minimum Standard by Switzerland, which is accompanied by a document addressing the implementation of best practices.
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