Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for ​Central Banks

Bank of Albania

Central Bank of Colombia

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan

National Bank of Ukraine

Central Bank of Tunisia

Bank Al Maghrib

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What we do

BCC supports central banks in emerging countries to be more effective, through tailored capacity building. The BCC programme, funded by Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by The Graduate Institute, Geneva aims to support partner central banks in emerging countries in building the analytical and technical expertise to conduct effective monetary policy, promote stable and efficient financial sector, and be more operationally sustainable. Our support is tailored to the central bank’s specific needs. BCC supports central banks in SECO priority countries and is currently working with the central banks of Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

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9th Annual Conference

9th Annual Conference “Digital payments and currencies” 22-24 September.

The BCC is delighted to announce its 9th Annual Conference on “Digital payments and currencies” in virtual format, Workshop 22 Sept 2021, Policy conference 23-24 September 2021

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“Musée de la Monnaie” of the Central Bank of Tunisia passes into the digital era through support from the Swiss Embassy

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Our areas of support

Monetary policy analysis and implementation

Constructing different scenarios to analyse policy effects and inform monetary policy decision-making; this includes managing the money base in the country and foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank

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Macro-economic accounting and statistics

Conducting surveys and
compiling data to inform policy

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Financial stability

Monitoring the financial sector to avert or mitigate risks (when it falls under the mandate of the central bank)

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Financial sector development

Strengthening the financial sector, by promoting lending, strengthening payment
systems, etc

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Operational risk management

Ensuring the central bank’s business-continuity in case of external crises such as natural disasters, attacks, etc.

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Human
resource management

Strengthening professional profiles, recruitment and promotion systems within the central bank

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Our Activities

The programme supports the central banks to make better decision through better staff capacity, tools, and processes. It does so by providing capacity building support in the form of:

Technical Assistance

BCC provides partner central banks with experts to deliver a combination of theoretical courses with practical support to build sustainable capacity

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Peer to Peer

BCC provides partner central banks with experts to deliver a combination of theoretical courses with practical support to build sustainable capacity

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Conferences

BCC provides partner central banks with experts to deliver a combination of theoretical courses with practical support to build sustainable capacity

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Research Support

BCC provides partner central banks with experts to deliver a combination of theoretical courses with practical support to build sustainable capacity

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The BCC Programme has supported central banks in emerging economies since 2013

54 PAPERS PUBLISHED SINCE 2013

BCC is currently in its Phase 2
from 2018 to 2022

8 BCC Countries currently being supported

Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Colombia, Morocco,
Peru, Tunisia, and Ukraine