Publications & Documents

  • 7-May-2024


    Strengthening economic resilience within global value chains in Switzerland

    Switzerland has shown remarkable strength during past economic downturns. A comprehensive risk planning and monitoring system, as well as essential-goods stockpiles has effectively bridged temporary supply disruptions. Yet, rising geopolitical tensions and a global shift towards protectionism pose significant challenges for the Swiss economy. To raise its resilience and productivity, Switzerland should refrain from relying on distortive industrial policies or trade restrictions, and rather continue to commit to international trade and cooperation, strengthen ties with key trading partners and enhance domestic competition. Resuming negotiations with the EU is key to safeguard access to the single market and deepen the economic partnership. Reducing trade barriers and lowering the administrative burden could reduce trade costs, which would allow companies to diversify supply chains while raising productivity.
  • 19-March-2024


    Faces of joblessness in Switzerland - A people-centred perspective on employment barriers and policies

    Open unemployment and joblessness in Switzerland are low compared to OECD standards. Yet a comparatively high proportion of working-age individuals remain weakly attached to the labour market, with unstable jobs, or with limited working hours. As an initial step towards a possible in-depth project, this Faces of Joblessness feasibility study provides insight into the nature and incidence of the structural barriers that are likely to prevent individuals from fully engaging in employment and speculates on their possible links with underutilized employment potential. It shows that lack of recent work experience and substantial non-labour or partner income are two key employment barriers in Switzerland. Partner income can be a barrier for women in particular and might be one of the reasons why many women leave stable employment at childbearing age, alongside low supply and high cost of early childhood education and care programs. Workers over 60 also represent a significant underutilized employment potential, as many have taken early retirement. Non-EU migrant are particularly exposed to potential labour market difficulties at younger age, and many of them have low levels of education, poor professional skills or limited work experience. This study also suggests that many jobless are confronted with complex and inter-related employment obstacles.
  • 14-March-2024


    Boosting productivity and increasing labour market participation would sustain Switzerland’s high living standards

    Switzerland has shown remarkable strength during the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent turmoil in energy markets following Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. With a dynamic economy, a highly skilled workforce and prudent macroeconomic policies, unemployment and inflation are low, and living standards are among the highest in the OECD.

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  • 19-January-2024


    Switzerland: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

    Biographical note of Switzerland's Permanent Representative to the OECD.

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  • 7-November-2023

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    Health at a Glance 2023: Key findings for Switzerland

    Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on population health and health system performance. This Country Note shows how Switzerland compares to other OECD countries across indicators in the report.

  • 14-September-2023

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    Embracing a One Health Framework to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance in Switzerland

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microbes to resist antimicrobials - remains an alarming global health threat that jeopardises the effectiveness of many 20th century public health advances. In recent years, Switzerland made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.

  • 7-September-2023

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    Risks That Matter 2022 Country Highlights: Switzerland

    RTM illustrates respondents’ perceived economic risks, levels of satisfaction with current social policies, and preferences for future government action on social protection: in Switzerland, financial worries grow but confidence in public services remains high

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  • 7-September-2023

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    Risks That Matter 2022 Country Highlights: SCHWEIZ

    RTM illustrates respondents’ perceived economic risks, levels of satisfaction with current social policies, and preferences for future government action on social protection. In Switzerland: Finanzielle Sorgen wachsen aber das Vertrauen in öffentliche Dienstleistungen bleibt hoch

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  • 25-April-2023


    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Switzerland

    The tax wedge for the average single worker in Switzerland increased by 0.2 percentage points from 23.2% in 2021 to 23.4% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).

  • 30-November-2022


    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Switzerland

    The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Switzerland increased by 0.4 percentage points from 27.5% in 2020 to 28.0% in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.

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