Minority of central banks worry over independence

Most central banks say law protects them, but some say changes are needed

More than a sixth of the central banks that responded to a question on their independence said this was not sufficiently protected by their country’s laws.

This year, Central Banking asked several new questions of the institutions that took part in the Governance Benchmarks 2022, in an effort to find out how central bankers view their current challenges.

One of them was “Do you believe that the law governing the central bank sufficiently protects your independence?” A total of 29 central banks

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