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Agri-environmental indicators for Switzerland and data on the environmental performance of Swiss agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008) .
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The City of Zurich has revised its guidelines for designing school buildings, both new and old. The authors explain what makes up a good school building and provide a set of design recommendations.
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Switzerland invests more than the mean of other countries in education. The most recent international figures available show that, in 2001, taking all levels of education together, it spent USD 8800 for each child at school or adult student. The OECD mean is USD 6200. Between 1995 and 2001, the biggest increases in expenditure went on students at tertiary level. Much of this extra money was needed for the creation of so-called
„Climate Change in the European Alps: Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management“ ist die erste systematische und länderübergreifende Analyse zu den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Wintertourismus und alpine Naturgefahren. Der Band ist das Ergebnis einer zweijährigen Arbeit des OECD-Umweltdirektorats. Für über 600 Skigebiete in Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien, Österreich und der Schweiz wurden die Folgen des
Further raising its high performance in innovation is of key importance for boosting Switzerland’s economic growth and maintaining high living standards. This review suggests some reforms in innovation policy which would help to cope with this challenge.
This first report in a new OECD series on sickness, disability and work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Norway, Poland and Switzerland, and highlights the role of institutions and policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward.
The Swiss population enjoys good health and universal access to a comprehensive range of modern health services, with unconstrained choice of provider. Nonetheless, policy makers are faced with considerable policy challenges.
Today the battle for talent is as important as the battle for capital. In the knowledge economy, skilled migrants can offer a significant comparative advantage to local economies. Unskilled migrants are also in demand, particularly where demographic...
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Electricity reform figures prominently in Swiss proposals for promoting stronger economic growth, which has lagged other OECD countries over the last decade. It figures on the list of actions- drawn up both by the Swiss Federal authorities and the OECD in its recent economic surveys of Switzerland- to strengthen the Swiss internal market and improve competitiveness. A better performance of the sector can only be achieved by reform.
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This report analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in Switzerland. It also includes policy recommendations developed by the OECD. The Reform Programme aims at assisting governments in improving regulatory quality.