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According to a new OECD report, variations in health care use across the cantons in Switzerland need to be consider the potential of over- and underuse of health services and raise questions about the efficiency and equity of health care services delivered in Switzerland.
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Switzerland has high employment rates and low unemployment. The overall employment rate remained stable since the start of the crisis and stands at 79% (first quarter of 2014), the second highest in the OECD after Iceland, well above the OECD average of 65.6%. As for unemployment, among OECD countries only Japan, Korea, and Norway have lower unemployment rates.
There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Switzerland.
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Obesity rates are low in Switzerland, relative to most OECD countries. 9% of adults are obese in Switzerland, while nearly 38% are overweight (including obesity).
The average worker in Switzerland faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 22.0% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Switzerland was ranked 29 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
The migration of women is a growing phenomenon in most countries. About half of all international migrants are women, according to OECD data.
Over the years, the body of knowledge on the participation of highly skilled women to migration flows has increased but despite this growing knowledge, there is low visibility of research findings for policy makers and multilateral organizations.
In a new Peer Review of Switzerland, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) welcomed the country’s progress in channelling more resources into fighting poverty and sharpening its development policies in line with the DAC’s 2009 recommendations.
Switzerland provided USD 3 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.45% of its gross national income (GNI), in line with its goal to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2015.