This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the country's New Regional Policy, implemented following the 2002 review. It finds that overall, regions in Switzerland are faring well but there is room for improvement in regional labour productivity growth.
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.
This study is part of the OECD's “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment” programme and discusses the innovation impacts of the VOC tax in Switzerland.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
OECD-Studie The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: für viele Regierungen hat gute Bildung erklärtermaßen Priorität, dennoch fällt das Thema häufig von der politischen Agenda. Ein Grund dafür ist, dass Investitionen in Bildung sich nur langfristig auszahlen und die positiven Effekte deshalb häufig unterschätzt werden.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance
OECD-Vergleichsstudie zur Arbeitsmarktintegration: Nachkommen von Einwanderern haben in Deutschland und Österreich deutlich schlechtere Chancen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt als junge Menschen mit zumindest einem im Inland geborenen Elternteil. Dies gilt auch, wenn sie das gleiche Bildungsniveau erreichen. In der Schweiz gelingt die Arbeitsmarktintegration der sogenannten „zweiten Generation“ dagegen vergleichsweise gut.
Switzerland has signed a protocol to its tax treaty with the United States that incorporates the internationally agreed tax information standard. This is the 11th agreement for the exchange of information in tax matters signed by Switzerland that meets the OECD standard. The agreement with the United States continues the trend of agreements signed by Switzerland with its major economic partners. Of its 11 agreements, 10 are with OECD
Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.