Flipbooks

Flipbook 2023

The IBFI publishes its "flipbook 2023". This flipbook presents the different surveys conducted by the IBFI during its training seminars and which illustrate the evolutions of central banks in all fields: how they implement their transformation and digitalization strategy, how they contribute to meet the challenges of climate change, what is their positioning with regard to, among others, digital money, cybersecurity, financial stability, modeling and statistics.
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Flipbook 2022

The IBFI publishes its "flipbook 2022". This flipbook presents the different surveys conducted by the IBFI during its training seminars and which illustrate the evolutions of central banks in all fields: how they implement their transformation and digitalization strategy, how they contribute to meet the challenges of climate change, what is their positioning with regard to, among others, digital money, cybersecurity, financial stability, modeling and statistics. This flipbook also reports on a survey conducted by the IBFI among its central bank clients on its action and their expectations. Finally, it shows how the IBFI has adapted to the constraints of the pandemic, tripling the number of participants in its events (mostly online) and creating access to replays and e-learning modules.
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Benchmarks

2024

Cybersecurity practices in Central Banks

The annual international seminar on cyber security was held online on January 23 and 24, 2024.
Operational security and business continuity, along with resilience to the risks of cyber-attacks were the subject of various presentations. The last part of the seminar was devoted to a simulation of an attack: this exercise was unanimously appreciated by more than 400 participants representing around 60 foreign central banks, who were able to exchange and share best practices.
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Corporate credit risk assessment

IBFI and the Companies directorate of Banque de France organized their classical seminar "Corporate credit risk assessment" in January 2024. The answers from the 20 or so participants sharing the current situation in their countries regarding the credit risk assessment of companies made it possible to carry out the following benchmark.
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Climate change and central banking

This benchmark sets out the range of practices, work in progress and latest initiatives by central banks and banking, insurance supervisors at greening their operations. The survey was conducted with 26 central institutions during a seminar held from 19 to 21 March 2024.
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Low carbon footprint

The IBFI 2024 seminar on reducing the carbon footprint of central banks brought together over 200 participants representing 50 central banks. This benchmark takes stock of the levers for reducing gas emissions in a Central Bank's CSR strategy: monitoring methods, governance, objectives, indicators and action levers.
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2023

Central Banks’ commitment regarding Corporate Social and Environmental responsibility

This benchmark shows the range of different practices and policies adopted by central banks in terms of social and environmental responsibility. Through various projects and initiatives, these institutions are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, energy consumption and promoting inclusion. The survey, conducted during an online webinar organised by the Banque de France in September 2023, involved some thirty central banks.
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Resilience management in central banks

This benchmark exposes the range of practices, work in progress and the latest initiatives of central banks to design and improve their resilience and business continuity. This survey was carried out with around twenty central banks during the international seminar "Transforming a Central Bank" of the Banque de France which was run on line in September 2023.
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How corporate strategy structures change in central banks 

This benchmark presents the results of a survey conducted with participants of the on-line seminar “transforming a central bank” in September 2023. It shows the range of practices of central banks, regarding corporate strategy and change management.
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Internal audit, internal control and compliance in a central bank

The "Audit and internal control" seminar organized from June 12 to 15, 2022 brought together 27 participants from around twenty central banks. The answers of the participants on their national systems made it possible to carry out the following benchmark.
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Sustainable finance for central banks : a new challenge

This benchmark sets out the range of practices, work in progress and latest initiatives by central banks and banking, insurance and financial market supervisors to green the financial system. The survey was conducted among 28 central institutions during a Banque de France online seminar held from 9 to 11 May 2023.
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Reducing the carbon footprint of a central bank

This benchmark outlines the range of practices, work in progress and latest initiatives by central banks to reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption. The survey was carried out among some thirty central banks during an online webinar held by the Banque de France on 30 May 2023.
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International IBFI seminar dedicated to Cybersecurity

The fourth international seminar on cyber security was held online on 25 and 26 January 2023.
Operational security and business continuity, along with resilience to the risks of cyber-attacks were the subject of various presentations. The last part of the seminar was devoted to a simulation of an attack: this exercise was unanimously appreciated by more than 260 participants representing some fifty foreign central banks, who were able to exchange and share best practices.
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2022

The commitment to sustainable finance : a new challenge to Central banks

This benchmark aims at presenting the range of practices, work in progress and the latest initiatives of central banks and bank, insurance and financial market supervisors to the greening of the financial system. This survey was carried out among 30 central banks during an on-line seminar of the Banque de France which took place from 6 to 8 December 2022.
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IBFI : « enhancing external statistics»

More than 100 economists and central bank statisticians participated in the IBFI's online seminar on Balance of Payments and other External Statistics on 22-24 November 2022. The results of a questionnaire on domains of improvement of external statistics are presented below.
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IBFI Benchmark Fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing

The 2022 IBFI Seminar on Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (AML-TF) brought together 24 participants representing 18 central banks and Financial Intelligence Units. The Banque de France, the EBA, the ACPR and TRACFIN presented the European and French rules regarding AML-TF, their procedures and their control systems as well as their most recent IT tools for fighting money laundering and funding of terrorism.
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Resilience management in central banks

This benchmark exposes the range of practices, work in progress and the latest initiatives of central banks to manage resilience. This survey was carried out with around twenty central banks during the international seminar "Transforming a Central Bank" of the Banque de France which took place from 12 to 14 September 2022.
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Facility management and environmental responsibility in central banks

This benchmark exposes the range of practices, work in progress and the latest initiatives of central banks to propose a more environmentally friendly facility management. This survey was carried out with around twenty central banks during the international seminar "Transforming a Central Bank" of the Banque de France which took place from 12 to 14 September 2022.
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Towards sustainable procurement policies in Central Banks

In the context of their Corporate Social Responsibility, this benchmark exposes the range of practices, work in progress and the latest initiatives of central banks to conduct more responsible procurement and purchasing. This survey was carried out with around twenty central banks during the international seminar "Transforming a Central Bank" of the Banque de France which took place from 12 to 14 September 2022.
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Internal audit and control

The "Audit and internal control" online seminar organized from June 8 to 10, 2022 brought together 30 participants from around twenty central banks. The answers of the participants on their national systems made it possible to carry out the following benchmark.
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Data Protection Seminar


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Survey on Sustainable Purchasing in a Central Bank


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International IBFI seminar on financial risk management in a central bank

Around one hundred representatives of foreign central banks attended the seminar on financial risk management in a central bank on 21 and 22 April.
Experts from the Banque de France presented the methodology of internal assessment, as well as the implication in the decision-making process. Part of the seminar was dedicated to financial risk management for monetary policy operations and the Common European Pricing Hub (CEPH).
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Consumers protection, financial education and inclusion

90 participants representing 41 central banks, supervisory authorities and development agencies attended this Banque de France seminar. The OECD, the Banque de France, Bank Al-Maghrib, the Moroccan Foundation for Financial Education and the National Bank of Georgia presented their actions in the field of financial education. The Banque de France, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the United Nations Development Fund (UNCDF) spoke about their financial inclusion policies. The Central Bank of Ireland and the ACPR presented their consumer protection activities. This benchmark compiles the responses of participants on the actions of their respective authorities in the areas of consumer protection, education and financial inclusion.
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Big data – IA in central banks
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The commitment to sustainable finance : a new challenge to Central banks

This benchmark aims at presenting the range of practices, work in progress and the latest initiatives of central banks and bank, insurance and financial market supervisors to the greening of the financial system. This survey was carried out among 30 central banks during an on-line seminar of the Banque de France which took place from 16 to 18 March 2022.
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Preventing and managing financial crises: issues and challenges in bank recovery and resolution measures

The online seminar "Legal Experts and Financial Crises" organized from February 7 to 9 2022 gathered 80 participants representing 30 central banks. This seminar was led by speakers from by the Banque de France, the ACPR, the European Central Bank, Banca d'Italia, Banco de Portugal and the European Single Resolution Board. The benchmark presents participants' responses on their national arrangements for: recovery plans developed by banks; bank liquidation and resolution; court litigation of resolution decisions; new international and European requirements to strengthen banks' liabilities.
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International IBFI seminar on operational risk management in a central bank

Experts from the Risk Prevention Directorate (General Control) and the Risk and Compliance Directorate presented the methodology used at the Banque de France to assess, monitor and prevent operational risks.
The Operational Risk Department completed the description of the permanent control system by describing its activities in detail and led an interactive question and answer session.
Finally, the anti-fraud training sessions enabled the 90 representatives of central banks from all over the world to exchange information on the most effective methods.
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International IBFI webinar on Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policies

The webinar on Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policies organized in November 2021 provided an opportunity for representatives from the European Central Bank and the central banks of Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and the Czech Republic to share their institutions' experience in macroprudential policies. Experts from the Joint Vienna Institute (the International Monetary Fund's training center for Eastern Europe and Central Asia) also presented the countercyclical cousin mechanism and the issues of real estate risk and exchange rate risk.
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International IBFI seminar dedicated to Cybersecurity

The third international seminar on cyber security was held online on 1 and 2 February 2022.
The IT and Telecommunications Department and the Risk Prevention Department presented the methods for controlling cyber-attacks as well as the mechanisms for preventing, detecting and responding to attacks. The impact of the COVID crisis on the types of cyber-attacks observed was the subject of a presentation and the last part of the seminar was devoted to a simulation of an attack: this exercise was unanimously appreciated by the 90 participants representing some thirty foreign central banks, who were able to exchange and share best practices.
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IBFI Assessment Survey among beneficiaries

The IBFI has launched a survey on its activities among former participants and central banks counterparts on its activities and their expectations regarding training and technical assistance. The outcome of the survey are detailed in the following document.
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Updated on 18 June 2024