Switzerland is a prosperous country, with a competitive, successful economy consistently ranked as one of the world’s 20 largest, despite its small domestic market and lack of natural resources. Good political institutions, a free market economy and a quality dual educational system are just some of the factors that have contributed to this success.

Even before COVID-19, the Swiss success model was starting to lose its shine with low productivity, declining competitiveness and decreasing ease of doing business. With government and businesses focusing their efforts to get the country back on track post-Covid, they need to go further to think about the long-term, innovative and far-reaching reforms needed to power up Switzerland now and in the future.

Discover the eight success areas that are critical to the long-term success of the country and where government and businesses have the greatest scope to boost Switzerland’s competitiveness, productivity and progress.

Factor in focus

Research and Development

Working together at home and abroad to boost digital innovation and progress


Read the full report to see what is needed to power up Switzerland now and in the future

Opinion article

Is Switzerland risking its prosperity and global position?


Reto Savoia
Reto Savoia

CEO Deloitte Switzerland

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Nico Kleyn
Nico Kleyn

Managing Partner Clients & Industries

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Michael Grampp
Michael Grampp

Research Director & Chief Economist

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