Macro indicators are most-used metric for monetary policy impact assessment

Trend most common among European and African institutions

Central banks tend to leverage macroeconomic indicators to track the effectiveness of monetary policies.

Of the 38 central banks sampled, 95% (36 institutions) chose macroeconomic indicators as their tracking tool.

Also common among central bankers is “market indicators” at 84% (32 banks). Others are “surveys of inflation expectations” at 63% (24 banks), “other” at 24% (nine banks). The least-used yardstick is “surveys of trust/understanding” at 16% (six banks).

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