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Governance Benchmarks 2024 report – central banks’ core processes

The benchmarks shed light on central bank profitability and distributions, independence and more

The Governance Benchmarks 2024 report presents original data on the ways central banks ensure they can meet their mandates. The report covers governance structures, including staffing; governors, including their appointment and salaries; the role played by boards; independence and accountability mechanisms; and central banks’ own financing.

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Pressure levels

Most central banks say they have the necessary level of independence to set policy, and only a handful say they have been put under pressure by external groups. But central banks in middle-income economies seem to come under greater pressure.

For the full breakdown, use the benchmarking service’s interactive charts to explore the data.

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Model banks analysis – Governance 2024

Additional breakdowns of the data reveal details of central bank powers, staffing and more

Governance Benchmark Data

Governance data

View the full breakdown of responses to the Governance Benchmarks.

Governance 2024
Governance 2023
Governance 2022
Governance 2021

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