World Development Report 2019

The Changing Nature of Work

Presentation of the World Development Report (WDR) 2019

01.11.2018 - SECO, in collaboration with the World Bank, hosted a presentation of the World Development Report (WDR) 2019, titled «The Changing Nature of Work», on November 1, 2018. This year, the Bank's flagship policy review report focuses on the impacts of technology on work.

Energy Subsidy Reform

Energy Sector Management Assistance Program © Worldbank

Knowledge Exchange Forum on Energy Subsidy Reform

30.10.2018 – The Knowledge Exchange Forum took place on 30 – 31 October 2018 in Geneva. It was co-hosted by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and SECO. Representatives of partner countries, donor agencies, finance institutions and academia exchanged on lessons learnt and best practices.  

Second Swiss contribution to selected EU member states

Federal Council adopts Dispatch on second contribution

28.09.2018 – Federal Council submits to Parliament Dispatch on second Swiss contribution to selected EU member states. 

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