The World Bank, in partnership with the International Monetary Fund and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is organizing this high level seminar to provide a forum for deputy governors of central banks and heads of banking supervision authorities to meet. The objective is to discuss current issues and challenges for the financial sector policy makers in developing sound financial systems and combating financial crises in a global environment. Recent experiences at the global and national level is examined from a comparative perspective by a selected group of speakers from academia, government agencies and international institutions, as well as senior officials from the hosting institutions. Special emphasis is given to the contributions from national and regional experts and participants in the discussion groups on each of the topics of the seminar.
The seminar is part of the World Bank’s Institute’s high-level policy seminars. It was inaugurated in June 2001 and has become an annual gathering for deputy governors and board members of central banks, as well as heads of banking supervision agencies, to discuss the pressing issues of the day and to share their experiences.