Central banks’ profit distribution widely agreed with governments

Few institutions have arrangements with other parties or private shareholders

Over nine-tenths of central banks participating in the Governance Benchmarks 2024 say they have a profit distribution agreement with government.

The question received responses from 42 central banks. Among these, 38 (90.5%) say they have profit-sharing distribution agreements with their governments.

Five (11.9%) respondents picked other entities. A further two (4.8%) central banks indicated that they have an agreement with private shareholders. Both of these institutions also maintain earnings

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