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Federal Statistical Office (FSO)

The FSO is Switzerland's national competence centre for official statistics. It produces and publishes statistical information on the status and development of the population, economy, society, education, research, territory and the environment. The FSO is also the subject leader for "Data exchange between registers" (companies, persons and buildings) in eGovernment Switzerland.

The FSO was in charge of various prioritised projects in the eGovernment Switzerland programme for 2008 to 2015 and is responsible for the "National address service" strategic project in the strategic plan for 2016 to 2019.
In the 2020-2023 implementation plan, the Federal Statistical Office is responsible for the following implementation objectives:
  • "Establish a cross-authority master data management system"
  • "Establish a national address service"
  • "Make anonymous and non-confidential data from the Confederation, cantons and communes freely accessible"