About the IFC

The Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) is a forum of central bank economists and statisticians, as well as others who want to participate in discussing statistical issues of interest to central banks. The IFC is established and governed by the international central banking community and operates under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It is associated with the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

8-9 September 2016: The 8th IFC Conference will take place at the BIS in Basel - programme.

June 2016: The IFC report on measures of financial inclusion - a central bank perspective was published by the IFC.

May 2016: The IFC Bulletin No 41 with the proceedings of the IFC Workshop on "Combining micro and macro statistical data for financial stability analysis. Experiences, opportunities and challenges", co-organised with the Central Bank of Poland in Warsaw, on 14-15 December 2015 was published.

March 2016: The IFC report on central banks' use of the SDMX standard was published by the IFC.

February 2016: The IFC Working Paper No 14 on "Big data: The hunt for timely insights and decision certainty - Central banking reflections on the use of big data for policy purposes" by Per Nymand-Andersen, European Central Bank, was published.

On 11 January 2016 the BIS All Governors' meeting approved the publication of the 2015 IFC Annual Report.


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