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TraktorThis section contains SFAO audits related to agricultural and economic policy issues.

Performance audit Tourism infrastructure projects under the New Regional Policy - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Since 2008, the Confederation and cantons have provided support under the New Regional Policy (NRP) to mountainous, rural and border regions with their regional economic development and in dealing with structural change. By 2019, this instrument had been used to promote more than 300 tourism infrastructure projects, among other things. The loan provided by the Confederation came to over CHF 350 million. The NRP is financed via the regional development fund, which amounts to CHF 1 billion.

Audit number: 20028

Follow-up audit Recommendations on the control of the transfer of war material - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Between 2017 and 2018, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the control of the transfer of war material at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), resulting in a number of recommendations. As part of this follow-up audit, the SFAO audited the implementation of the first three recommendations. It noted that two of them remain outstanding. In addition, SECO has strengthened its company audits and has drawn up a concept for information flows.

Audit number: 21058

Evaluation Resource programme and resource efficiency contributions for more sustainable agriculture - Federal Office for Agriculture

The resource programme and resource efficiency contributions are two distinctly designed support instruments in Swiss agriculture that have the common goal of using concrete measures to produce more efficiently and ecologically. These include measures to reduce ammonia emissions and to preserve soil fertility.

Audit number: 19337