From Basel I to Basel III: Sequencing Implementation in Developing Economies

Author/Editor:

Caio Ferreira ; Nigel Jenkinson ; Christopher Wilson

Publication Date:

June 14, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Developing economies can strengthen their financial systems by implementing the main elements of global regulatory reform. But to build an effective prudential framework, they may need to adapt international standards taking into account the sophistication and size of their financial institutions, the relevance of different financial operations in their market, the granularity of information available and the capacity of their supervisors. Under a proportionate application of the Basel standards, smaller institutions with less complex business models would be subject to a simpler regulatory framework that enhances the resilience of the financial sector without generating disproportionate compliance costs. This paper provides guidance on how non-Basel Committee member countries could incorporate banks’ capital and liquidity standards into their framework. It builds on the experience gained by the authors in the course of their work in providing technical assistance on—and assessing compliance with—international standards in banking supervision.

Series:

Working Paper No. 19/127

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 14, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498315227/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2019127

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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