Cooperation between Central Banks and National Statistical Institutes: the cases of Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands

IFC Working Papers No 1
December 2007

Abstract

This working paper on cooperation between central banks, supervisors and national statistical institutes consists of country contributions from Australia, Canada and the Netherlands. In those countries, the before-mentioned institutions recently intensified their cooperation in order to face the challenges they are increasingly confronted with. The main challenge is to fulfil increasing needs for information while at the same time limiting the response burden to reporting agents. All three contributions clearly illustrate that cooperation between central banks and national statistical institutes provides key benefits.

JEL Classification: C81, C82, C88

Keywords: Statistical cooperation