Data science

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Confederation sets targets for the use of data science

The federal government wishes to use data science in a more targeted way in the future to support the government and the administration in their work. On 2 December 2022, the Federal Council adopted the federal data science strategy and issued various mandates.

Equality of people with disabilities

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Equality of people with disabilities in 2020

People with disabilities were less satisfied with their current life in 2020 than the rest of the population. These differences increased with the degree of disability.

Switzerland's Population

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Switzerland's Population in 2021

One in seven persons arriving in Switzerland and one in four leaving the country are Swiss nationals.

Cultural economy, public funding of culture

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Cultural economy, public funding of culture

The cultural sector shrank in 2020, the first year of the pandemic: there was a decrease of 1.3% in the number of cultural enterprises, 3.0% in the number of jobs and 5.9% in gross value added. Non-repayable COVID-19 support measures of around CHF 1.1 billion helped to somewhat cushion the negative economic impact.

Peer Review 2023

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Principle 1 of the Code of Practice: Professional Independence

Professional independence of statistical authorities from other policy, regulatory or administrative departments and bodies, as well as from private sector operators, ensures the credibility of European Statistics.

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Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

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Focus on Prices, inflation

Inflation rates have been rising around the world since spring 2022. Click here for recent data on prices.

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30 years of the Federal Statistics Act

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation and adoption of the Federal Statistics Act (FStatA) in Switzerland.

In focus

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Experimental statistics

Experimental statistics are produced using new methods and/or new data sources.

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Open Government Data

The FSO’s Open Government Data unit is responsible for implementing the Swiss OGD strategy in close cooperation with the Department of Home Affairs.

Statistics counts

The "Statistics count" website highlights the importance of statistics for all stakeholders in society. 

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Project Rosling

The Project Rosling follows on from the Road to Bern project. Its two aims are to expand the data and statistics dialogue and to deepen knowledge.

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Monitoring of the legislature plan

The purpose of the legislature indicators is to observe the objectives defined by the Federal Council and Parliament in the 2019–2023 Legislature Plan.

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Peer Review 2023

In March 2023, experts from other European statistical offices will review the quality of the FSO and the Swiss statistics system, in particular the implementation of the 16 principles of the Code of Practice.

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Multi-annual programme

The Confederation’s statistical multi-annual programme sets out the Federal Council’s guidelines for official statistics for the legislative period up to 2023 and provides an overview of the strategic goals, priorities and activities for all government offices.

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Artificial Intelligence

At its meeting on 25.08.2021, the Federal Council decided to develop a “Competence Network for Artificial Intelligence” (CNW AI). The corresponding unit for this will be attached to the FSO.

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