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Central Banking today unveiled ‘The Central Banking Institute (CBI)’, a new members club for central banks

The creation of the CBI resulted from a piece of extensive readership and customer research. The new CBI membership offering is built upon three foundations; Insight, Benchmarking and Professional Development.

Insight comprises Central Banking content in the form of news, analysis, interviews, commentary, book reviews, podcasts, videos and the Central Banking Directory. Editorially, research highlighted that whilst readers liked the fact Central Banking covers the entire central banking community, they supported a shift in emphasis towards more in-depth, analytical content – a transition we have now made for the launch of CBI.

The Central Banking Benchmarking Service will provide information, analysis and interactive data tools that central bankers can use to better understand their work and compare themselves against their international peers. Central bankers told us they highly value aggregated peer-level data for specific departmental functions, but said that collecting this type data was both resource- and time-intensive, and often only done on an ad hoc basis or with a limited group of central banks.

Central Banking has long delivered residential and on-site training and education as means to enabling professional development. To date, more than 5,000 central bankers have participated in these events. However, in response to the Covid-19 lockdowns Central Banking has introduced a new, virtual training programme, featuring 20 courses utilising a blend of interactive formats.

Membership of the CBI is banded, with three tiers – governing, core and associate – having different levels of access to a variety of Insight, Benchmarking and Professional Development.

CBI Global Brand Director Nick Carver said “Our aim is clear: to be the one place that brings together the central banking world. We’re excited about the launch of the CBI because for the first time in the brand’s history we will be engaging with central banks at an institutional level, generating more access and more participation from more central banks.”


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