Road to Bern

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Road to Bern

Achievement of the sustainable development goals set out in the 2030 Agenda can only be measured with the help of official statistics. These will be the key focus of the third United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) to be held in Bern from 18 to 21 October 2020.

Social assistance

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Social assistance recipients 2018

In 2018, 272 700 persons in Switzerland received social assistance in the form of a financial benefit on at least one occasion. Both the number of social assistance recipients and the social assistance rate thus fell for the first time since 2008.

Pension funds

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Pension funds in 2018

Overall, the pension funds have survived the sluggish stock markets of 2018. The negative net return on investments was largely offset by using 40% of the existing reserves for fluctuations in asset value.

Swiss Consumer Price Index

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Swiss Consumer Price Index 2019

The consumer price index remained stable in December 2019 compared with the previous month, remaining at 101.7 points. Inflation was +0.2% compared with the same month of the previous year. The average annual inflation reached +0.4% in 2019.

 

Graph of the Week

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Recipients and rate of the financial social assistance

How did the social assistance rate and the number of recipients of economic social assistance develop between 2005 and 2018? See our new graph of the week to find out!

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Chief data officers in the Federal Administration

Chief data officers can now be found in all departments in the Federal Administration, Federal Chancellery and administrative services with a cross-sectional data-processing function. They serve as advocates for the implementation of the OGD strategy for 2019–2023.

In focus

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Experimental statistics

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

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Reuse of data

The Federal Council wishes to make data management in the public sector easier and more efficient by reusing data. Four pilot projects will be launched at the Federal Statistical Office.

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Structural survey

The structural survey is a component of the Population Census and complements information obtained from registers with additional statistics on the structure of the population. In this survey, part of the population fill in a written questionnaire.

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Mobility and transport: pocket statistics 2018

The brochure “Mobility and transport – Pocket
statistics 2018”  contains the key
facts and figures on transport in Switzerland.

Data Innovation Strategy

Data Innovation Strategy

The FSO has adopted a new data innovation strategy. This constitutes the first response by official statistics to the challenges posed by the digital revolution.

Multi-Annual Programme

Multi-Annual Programme

The multi-annual programme for statistics is a management and planning foundation for the long-term strategy of federal statistics.

Event

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Road to Bern

Discover the “Road to Bern”, a series of events leading up to the United Nations World Data Forum in October 2020 in Bern.

Newsletter “Beyond the Horizon”
On the “Road to Bern” to the UN World Data Forum

Remark

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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