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GerichtsgebäudeThis section contains SFAO audits related to justice and police issues.

Audit Federal financial supervision in the asylum sector - State Secretariat for Migration

Since 2008, the Confederation has been paying the cantons approximately CHF 1 billion per year for the care of the asylum population. The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) calculates quarterly lump sums according to the number of asylum seekers received in each canton. The SEM is required to check the quality of the data used to calculate the lump sums and the proper and effective use of these funds by the cantons. Five years after its last audit, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) again audited the calculation of these lump sums and the effectiveness and efficiency of the SEM's financial supervision.

Audit number: 21506

Audit Fulfilment of tasks by the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland - Federal Office of Police

The Swiss financial centre manages around CHF 7,900 billion in assets and almost half of its clients come from abroad. Switzerland manages about a quarter of the world's cross-border assets, putting it ahead of Hong Kong and Singapore. However, in the Basel AML Index, Switzerland ranks only 27 out of 32 within the European Union and the rest of Western Europe. The main reason for this poor ranking is the Financial Secrecy Index (FSI), which measures a country's lack of transparency (e.g. registers, bonded warehouses, company ownership) and tax avoidance opportunities.

Audit number: 20146

Audit Effectiveness of interdepartmental coordination on federalism issues - Federal Office of Justice

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.

Audit number: 19449