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Bank Regulation and Supervision (updated 2012)

Web Address:Finance and Private Sector Research
Topics:Financial Sector
Report Number:WPS6286, WPS6288
Citation: 
New Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey, 2012
The Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey, carried out by the World Bank, is a unique source of comparable world-wide data on how banks are regulated and supervised around the world. The current survey provides information on bank regulation and supervision for 143 jurisdictions. It covers data since 2008, and therefore allows to examine the recent state of bank regulation and supervision in a wide range of countries and compare it to the pre-crisis situation.

The current version of the survey is an updated and substantially expanded version of earlier surveys, released by the in 2001, 2003, and 2007 (see below for results from the earlier surveys).

The current fourth round of the survey started in 2011 and was completed in 2012, and can be found here.   

A recently published working paper making use of the 2012 database can be found here. 

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Archival versions of the Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey and databases

References:

Bank regulation and supervision around the world: a crisis update, by Martin Cihak, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6286, December 2012.

Bank regulation and supervision: what works best?, by James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2725, November 2001

This paper draws lessons from the data base on key regulatory issues for emerging markets with different initial conditions. Updated - December 2001 edition. (click here for paper's appendices, pdf file 362kb)

The regulation and supervision of banks around the world - a new database, by James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2588, April 2001

Rethinking Bank Regulations: Till Angels Govern, James Barth, Gerard Caprio, and Ross Levine, World Bank, 2003.


2007 Database:
What are regulatory and supervisory practices around the world on the eve of Basel II implementation? How has bank regulation and supervision changed over the past decade? The third update of the Bank Regulation and Supervision Database helps answer these and many other questions. Data for 143 countries for 2005/6 allow comparisons across countries and with the previous two rounds. The companion paper discusses changes in bank regulation and supervision over the past 10 years.

2003 Database:   Guide 

Complete 2003 database (MS Excel file,  833kb)

By section (MS Excel files)

Entry into banking (144kb)Activities (29kb)
Ownership (59kb) 

Depositor (savings) protection schemes (109kb)

Capital (77kb)

Provisioning requirements (86kb)

External auditing requirements (44kb)

Accounting/information disclosure requirements (77kb)

Internal management/ organizational requirements (26kb)

Discipline/problem institutions/exit(184kb)

Liquidity and diversification requirements (90kb)

Supervision (138kb) 

 By country (MS Excel file, 30 - 150kb)

Albania
Algeria
Anguilla
Antigua
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Is.
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central Africa Rep.
Chad
Chile
Colombia
C.of Dominica
Congo
Costa Rica
Cote d'ivoire
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eq. Guinea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Montserrat
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
St. Kitts
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa 
(Western)
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan, China
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Is.
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Zimbabwe

 2003 Original Database:  Banking survey (MS Excel file, 832kb)

Complete database 1998-2000 (MS Excel file, 483kb)

By section (MS Excel files)

Entry into banking (56kb) Activities (27kb) 
Ownership (42kbB) 

Depositor (savings) protection schemes (49kb)

Capital (74kb)

Provisioning requirements (62kb)

External auditing requirements
(36kb)

Accounting/information disclosure requirements (47kb)

Internal management/ organizational requirements (36kb)

Discipline/problem institutions/exit
(55kb)

Liquidity and diversification requirements (59kb)

Supervision (110kb )

 Original Database by country ( MS Excel files, 40kb each)

Albania
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbajan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
The British Virgin Is.
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Is.
Chile
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guyana
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Morocco
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Oman
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
El Salvador
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Is.
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan, China
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Is.
United Kingdom
United States
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yugoslavia

Access to Dataset
  • Global Finance Report webpage, with dataset, questionnaire and documentation





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