Local Autonomy and Local Public Sector Reforms:
Reto Steiner is co-chair of this research project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Reforms at the Local Tier of Government are analyzed using a QCA method. Duration: 2016-2018.
Local Government Performance and Reforms in Switzerland:
Reto Steiner is chair of this research project, funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. All municipalities in Switzerland are surveyed, focussing on their reform activitites and financial and institutional health (Sixth monitoring of the Swiss municipalities). Duration: 2015-2017.
Local Public Sector Reforms: An International Comparison (‘LocRef’) - EU COST Action IS 1207:
Reto Steiner is member of the Management Committee and Co-Chair of the module "Territorial and Functional Rescaling". Duration: 2013-2017.
Public Sector Organizations in Switzerland:
Project within EU COST Action IS601 (until 2011). Reto Steiner has been a member of the Management Committee. Duration: 2009–2013.
Knowledge Portal of the Swiss Society for Administrative Sciences:
Project Leader of the Knowledge Portal for the Swiss Society for Administrative Sciences. Duration: 2003–present.