Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The central bank community combats the effects of the pandemic

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is a major disruptive event for the global economy. It is revealing financial vulnerabilities and testing the post-financial crisis economic system. Central banks and international financial institutions are seeking to mitigate the immediate impact on the real economy through extraordinary fiscal, monetary and macroprudential measures.

It is of utmost importance that policymakers stay informed and coordinate their response. This page gathers relevant work produced by the BIS, its hosted committees and its stakeholders on the implications of the pandemic for the financial sector and the wider economy.

To complement the resources featured here, the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics curates a page of Covid-19 statistical resources.