• 24-September-2008


    Costs of Inaction on Key Environmental Challenges

    Klimaveränderungen, Luft- und Wasserverschmutzung, der Umgang mit Naturreserven, Naturkatastrophen und Umweltgefahren – das sind nur einige der zahlreichen umweltpolitischen Herausforderungen, denen sich Länder heute stellen müssen. Der Preis der Untätigkeit ist hoch, in manchen Fällen kann das Nichtstun die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung eines Landes erheblich beeinträchtigen. Die Berechnung der möglichen Kosten der Untätigkeit kann

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  • 16-June-2008

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    Switzerland: Environmental performance of agriculture since 1990

    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) .

  • 8-February-2008

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    Changing School Architecture in Zurich - PEB Exchange, February 2008

    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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  • 31-May-2007

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    Equity in Education Thematic Review Country Analytical Report - Switzerland

    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

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  • 13-December-2006


    Klimawandel in den Alpen: Anpassung des Wintertourismus und des Naturgefahrenmanagements

    „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

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  • 28-November-2006


    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Switzerland

    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.

  • 7-November-2006


    Sickness, Disability and Work (Vol. 1): Norway, Poland and Switzerland

    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.

  • 11-October-2006


    From Immigration to Integration: Local Solutions to a Global Challenge

    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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  • 31-March-2006

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    Electricity Reform in Switzerland

    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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  • 31-March-2006

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    Government Capacity to Assure High Quality Regulation in Switzerland

    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.

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