Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP) – Handbook for Jurisdictional Assessments

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29 September 2022
Status:  Current

The Handbook for jurisdictional assessments describes the methodology used by the Basel Committee to assess the completeness and consistency of domestic prudential regulations with the Basel framework. These assessments are conducted as part of the Committee's Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP). The Handbook is designed to be a flexible compendium, with its guidance and principles being revised or elaborated further as the RCAP evolves.

This updated version of the Handbook reflects the outcome of the strategic review by the Committee of its RCAP and aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the programme.

The Basel Committee also publishes the RCAP questionnaires used by jurisdictions to conduct a self-assessment against the Basel standards.  Both the RCAP questionnaires and the Handbook can be used by jurisdictions wishing to conduct their own implementation reviews, as well as for training purposes.