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A SAARCFINANCE Cell was established in the Research Department of Bangladesh Bank in 1998 to carry out the responsibilities assigned to it. Presently, a Deputy General Manager of the Research Department of Bangladesh Bank is working as the SAARCFINANCE Coordinator and under the supervision of a General Manager of the Research Department four officials are engaged in the SAARCFINANCE cell including SAARCFINANCE Coordinator.


Sharing Information

Under information sharing activities of the Network, Bangladesh Bank has been continually exchanging a number of publications and other information with the central banks of other SAARC members since its inception. Moreover, SAARCFINANCE Cell supplies various data/information to the different central banks of the SAARC countries on occasional basis after receiving requests from them.

Staff Exchange Program

A.  List of programs arranged by other SAARC member countries for the officials of Bangladesh

Participating/Visiting Institutions No. of Officials Institutions Visited
and Name of Program
Period
1.Bangladesh Bank 4 Reserve Bank of India
Exchange Rate System
October 31-November 10, 2002
2.a. Bangladesh Bank 3 State Bank of Pakistan
Clearing House Automation
February 26-March 2, 2003
b. Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) 1
3.Bangladesh Bank 4 Banker's Training College, India
Foreign Exchange Bourse
April 4-21, 2004
4.Bangladesh Bank 3 Reserve Bank of India
A Study on Reserve Management
May 31- June 4, 2004
5.Bangladesh Bank 2 Reserve Bank of India
Online Currency Processing, Shreading and Briquetting System
April 28-29, 2008

B.  List of programs arranged by Bangladesh Bank for the officials of other SAARC member countries:

Visiting Institutions No. of Officials Name of Program Period
1. Nepal Rastra Bank 1 A Study on Feasibility of Using National Currencies in SAARC Trade March 12-14, 2000
2. Reserve Bank of India 1 Microcredit Operations of Grameen Bank and BRAC July 25-27, 2000
3. Nepal Rastra Bank 3 Observation of the Calculation System of Wholesale Price Index of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics July 13-18, 2001
4. Reserve Bank of India 1 Microcredit Operations of Grameen Bank and BRAC May 31-June 4, 2002
5. Central Bank of Sri Lanka 1 Poverty Alleviation of Micro Finance Programs October 31-November 10, 2002
6. Reserve Bank of India 3 Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh November 26-December 1, 2004
7.Central Bank of Sri Lanka 2 Microfinance and Supervision of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh December 17-23, 2004
8. Nepal Rastra Bank 3 Household Budget Survey July 11-13, 2006
9. Nepal Rastra Bank 3 Human Resource Management and Internal Audit Practice March 28-31, 2011

SAARCFINANCE Seminar/Governors' Symposium:

A.   List of SAARCFINANCE Seminar/Governors' Symposium organized by Bangladesh:

Sl. Name of the Seminars Period
Seminar
1. Impact of Global Financial Crises and Recessionary Conditions in the Region November 17-19, 1999
2. Microcredit Operations December 21-23, 2002
3. Corporate Governance in Banks and Financial Institutions August 27-28, 2008
Governors' Symposium
1. Microcredit February 15-16, 2006
2. Food Security: The Role of Central Bank in SAARC Region 26-27 October, 2009
Upcoming Seminar
1. Financial Inclusion: The Scope of Central Banks in the SAARC Region Last Quarter of 2011

B.   List of officials from Bangladesh participated in the following SAARCFINANCE Seminar/Governors' Symposium organized by other SAARC member countries:

No. of Officials Name of Seminar Venue Period
3 Promoting Financial Stability: The Role of Central Banks Kathmandu, Nepal March 15-18, 2004
2 Conduct of Monetary Policy and Management of Capital Flows Islamabad, Pakistan August 29, 2004
2 Combating Pyramid Schemes Colombo, Sri Lanka June 3-4, 2005
1 Mamagement of Workers' Remittances Kathmandu, Nepal May 9-11, 2007
2 Towards a Regional Payments Group Colombo, Sri Lanka July 5-7, 2007
2 BASEL II Implementation in South Asia Islamabad, Pakistan June 26-28, 2008
2 Foreign Exchange Reserve Management Colombo, Sri Lanka August 15-17, 2008
1 South Aisa's Recent Growth and Future Prospects Colombo, Sri Lanka August 20-22, 2008
2 Liquidity Management for Monetary Policy in SAARC Region Kathmandu, Nepal April 22-24, 2009
3 Global Financial Crisis-Implications and Policy Responses of SAARC Countries Islamabad, Pakistan June 10, 2010
3 BASEL II Enhancements and Policy Responses of SAARC Countries Islamabad, Pakistan April 11-13, 2011
3 Targeted Credit Program in SAARC Region Kathmandu, Nepal April 20-22, 2011
2 Governors' Symposium on Financial Stability Kerala, India June 10-11, 2011