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Switzerland has the 6th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Switzerland faced a tax wedge of 22.2% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
Despite having low government spending, Switzerland scores highly in various public policy outcomes, including health, education and transportation. But, as the population grows and ages, efficiency of public spending will have to rise to maintain low tax rates.
High house prices are being supported by very low interest rates, immigration-fuelled population growth and smaller family units, while demand is being bolstered by mortgage interest tax deductibility and institutional investors.
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Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.
Switzerland’s recent economic performance has been impressive, but with growth now slowing new reforms will be necessary to maintain high levels of prosperity and ensure future well-being, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Switzerland.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
In 2014, Switzerland provided USD 3.5 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.49% of gross national income (GNI) and a 9.2% increase in real terms from 2013. Switzerland is the 8th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 11th donor by volume.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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The Secretary-General delivered a keynote speech at the 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade event and presented the OECD/WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance publication. He also held bilateral meetings with several heads of international organisations.