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Effectiveness of interdepartmental coordination on federalism issues

Federal Office of Justice

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined the extent to which the Federal Administration steers dealings with the cantons in an overarching manner. It is difficult to ensure equal treatment of the cantons without coordination. In addition, the Federal Administration runs the risk of missing out on opportunities for quick, cost-effective solutions to outstanding issues with the cantons. Finally, it also risks paying insufficient attention to lessons learned from its dealings with the cantons.