Swiss Federal Audit Office
Monbijoustrasse 45
CH-3003 Bern
Tel.: +41 58 463 11 11
Fax: +41 58 463 11 00

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Swiss Federal Audit Office

The Swiss Federal Audit Office is the supreme audit
institution of the Confederation. It assists parliament
and the Federal Council, is independent and is bound
only by the Constitution and the law. Its mandate is set out in the Federal Audit Office Act.

The SFAO audits the financial conduct of the Federal Administration and of numerous semi-government bodies
and international organisations.

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Latest press release

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Fewer projects for a greater impact on the ground (PA 14447)

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) has audited Switzerland's contribution to the enlargement of the European Union (EU), which finances almost 300 projects in the beneficiary countries. The SFAO recommends simplifying how it is organised. It would appear to be necessary to concentrate the projects in the event of a renewal. These recommendations have been accepted by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Publication 05.2015

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Rethinking supervision of old-age and survivors' insurance and how it is organised (PA 14260)

The SFAO examined the distribution of supervisory tasks regarding old-age and survivor's insurance (AHV). It recommends overhauling the different federal bodies and clarifying the supervisory tasks, which should be under one federal department. The Federal Department of Home Affairs and the Federal Department of Finance have agreed to examine these proposals. They could ultimately lead to the current AHV Central Compensation Office being outsourced.

Publication 04.2015

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Switzerland's enlargement contribution - does the division of tasks with EU partner countries allow efficlent implementation? (PA 14447)

Joint Report (PA 14450)

Specialist and financial supervision of the AHV - Assessment of supervision in the AHV system (PA 14260)