Central banks play key role in sourcing and sharing data

Institutions gather data from many sources and most share it with external researchers

Central banks act as important conduits for data, gathering data from a wide range of sources and then sharing it with external researchers.

Data from the Economic Benchmarks 2020 survey shows the data-gatherer and data-conduit roles are almost ubiquitous among respondent central banks.

Central banks report several different sources being important in their data-gathering efforts, with 100% saying they use both private and public data sources. Almost all (97%) gather their own financial data

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