The withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) remains a concern for the international community because, in affected jurisdictions, the decline could have potential adverse consequences on international trade, growth, financial inclusion, and the stability and integrity of the financial system. Building on existing initiatives and IMF technical assistance, this paper discusses a framework that can be readily used by central banks and supervisory authorities to effectively monitor the developments of CBRs in their jurisdiction. The working paper explains the monitoring framework and includes the necessary reporting templates and an analytical tool for the collection of data and analysis of CBRs.
This paper discusses the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) on Data Module for Georgia. Following the 2002 ROSC mission, Georgia has continued to make impressive improvements in statistical compilation and dissemination in all areas of statistics covered by the Data ROSC. Georgia’s macroeconomic statistics are generally of high quality and adequately meet users’ needs. Georgia has made tangible improvements on the legal, institutional, methodological, and dissemination aspects of data quality.
This technical note focuses on recent developments to the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) on Fiscal Transparency and Data Modules for Sweden. The authorities are implementing recommendations of the fiscal ROSC module. The government has decided to reform the state audit organization (RRV) as recommended by the report. Effective 2003, the RRV will be transformed from a government agency to an audit office under parliament, staffed by independent officials. The authorities are also following up on recommendations regarding data-related standards and codes.