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Facts and Figures 2017

Facts and figures illustrates the development and spread of eGovernment in Switzerland. It shows how the Confederation, the cantons and the communes are progressing in the implementation of electronic government services and how these are perceived by the population and companies.

E-Government Strategy Switzerland

Switzerland is the most innovative country

Switzerland leads the rankings in the Global Innovation Index for the seventh consecutive year. In 2016, Switzerland filed the most patent applications per capita in Europe which is an indication of the high level of its innovative power.

Source: The Global Innovation Index 2017

Excellent prerequisites

According to a study of the areas of knowledge and technology and creativity, Switzerland got top marks. Switzerland also performs well in the areas of secure political and regulatory environment, human capital and research, infrastructure and level of maturity of the market and of the companies.

Source: The Global Innovation Index 2017

High degree of satisfaction

The data offering is being expanded

Source: Swiss Federal Archives and Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo), Open government data and geoinformation subject leader

Swiss authority online offerings are user friendly

The websites of the Swiss authorities are extremely user-friendly in terms of the European average (online feedback, etc.). The Swiss authorities provide 75% of their electronic services online (100% signifies fully electronic).

Source: EU eGovernment Benchmark Report 2017

Online voting

The exchange of data is steadily rising

More than 50 organisations, including federal offices, cantons and communes use the sedex data exchange platform to transmit data securely. Between 2012 and 2015, the exchange of data has more than doubled. The 2016 record with more than 13.8 million messages should be soundly beaten this year.

Source: Federal Statistical Office (FSO) Exchange of register data subject leader

Arrange notification of a house move online

Improve transparency

Compared to last year, Switzerland has made improvements in the traceability of online transactions and transparency with regard to the use of data. Nevertheless, compared with other European countries, there is still room for improvement.
Sources: EU eGovernment Benchmark Report 2017

Facts and Figures 2016 (German)

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