Audit of the Regional Development Fund and implementation of the New Regional Policy in three cantons

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited several questions relating to the implementation of the New Regional Policy (NRP) at federal and cantonal level, partly in collaboration with the cantonal audit offices. Having visited the cantons of Jura, Bern and Valais in 2011, the SFAO audited a further three cantons (Vaud, Ticino and Grisons) in 2013. The financial subsidies for the six audited cantons amount to CHF 68.77 million for federal contributions and CHF 136.5 million for federal loans (first programme period 2008-2011 excluding cantons’ share).