About committees and associations

As part of our commitment to the Basel Process, we host and support a number of international institutions engaged in standard setting and the pursuit of financial stability. Several of these groups set international standards in the expectation that individual national authorities will implement them.

BIS committees

The following standing committees located at the BIS support central banks and other jurisdictional authorities responsible for financial stability by providing background analysis and policy recommendations. Each is supported by a BIS secretariat, which prepares the committee meetings, background papers and reports and publishes the group's work. The committees have their own respective governance arrangements and reporting lines, and their agendas are guided by various sets of central banks and supervisory authorities. 


The following associations involved in international cooperation in the area of financial stability also have their secretariats at the BIS, but they have a separate legal identity. These associations have no direct reporting links to the BIS.