Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey

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The Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey is a unique source of comparable economy-level data on how banks are regulated and supervised around the world. In the early 2000s, the World Bank created a global database of bank regulation and supervision. The second update of the database was issued in 2003, the third in 2007, and the fourth in 2012. The most recent survey was started in 2017 and completed in 2019. The dataset gathers information from bank regulatory agencies around the world on regulations and supervisory practices pertaining to bank (1) entry/licensing, (2) ownership, (3) capital, (4) activities, (5) external auditing, (6) internal management or governance, (7) liquidity and diversification, (8) depositor protection, (9) provisioning, (10) disclosure and information, (11) dealing with problem institutions and exit from the industry, (12) supervisory powers, (13) banking sector characteristics, (14) consumer protection, and (15) Islamic banking. Overall, the surveys cover more than 180 countries, although the number varies from one survey to the next and approximately 80 countries have participated in all four waves.

Type: 
Other
Acronym: 
BRSS
Languages Supported: 
English
External Contact Email: 
Topics: 
Financial Sector Development
Granularity: 
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
American Samoa
Australia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Hong Kong SAR, China
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Rep.
Lao PDR
Macao SAR, China
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Taiwan, China
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Europe & Central Asia
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Channel Islands
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Latin America & Caribbean
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Argentina
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Costa Rica
Colombia
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Netherlands Antilles
Puerto Rico
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
St. Barthélemy
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin (French part)
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela, RB
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Middle East & North Africa
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Djibouti
Iraq
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
West Bank and Gaza
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Yemen, Rep.
North America
Bermuda
Canada
United States
South Asia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Nepal
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Reunion
Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe
Seychelles
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Eswatini
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Number of Economies: 
160
Periodicity: 
Periodicity not specified
Release Date: 
November 4, 2019

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
November 6, 2019

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
No fixed schedule
Access Options:
Download
Time Periods: 
March, 2018

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Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey, The World Bank

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2013

Bank competition and stability: cross-country heterogeneity. Journal of Financial Intermediation. In: Journal of Financial Intermediation, 22(2), 218-244.: Beck, T., De Jonghe, O., and Schepens, G. ; 2013.
Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries from 1999 to 2011. In: Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 5(2), 111-219.: Barth, J. R., Caprio Jr, G., and Levine, R. ; 2013.

2012

2008

Rethinking bank regulation: Till angels govern. Cambridge University Press: Barth, J. R., Caprio, G., and Levine, R.; 2008.

2007

2004

Bank regulation and supervision: what works best? Journal of Financial intermediation. In: Journal of Financial intermediation, 13(2), 205-248: Barth, J. R., Caprio Jr, G., and Levine, R. ; 2004.

2001

The Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey is a unique source of comparable economy-level data on how banks are regulated and supervised around the world. In the early 2000s, the World Bank created a global database of bank regulation and supervision. The second update of the database was issued in 2003, the third in 2007, and the fourth in 2012. The most recent survey was started in 2017 and completed in 2019. The dataset gathers information from bank regulatory agencies around the world on regulations and supervisory practices pertaining to bank (1) entry/licensing, (2) ownership, (3) capital, (4) activities, (5) external auditing, (6) internal management or governance, (7) liquidity and diversification, (8) depositor protection, (9) provisioning, (10) disclosure and information, (11) dealing with problem institutions and exit from the industry, (12) supervisory powers, (13) banking sector characteristics, (14) consumer protection, and (15) Islamic banking. Overall, the surveys cover more than 180 countries, although the number varies from one survey to the next and approximately 80 countries have participated in all four waves.

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Acronym: 
BRSS
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Time Periods: 
March, 2018
Number of Economies: 
160
Update Frequency: 
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
DEC
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Release Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
citation text: 
Rethinking bank regulation: Till angels govern
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Citation Text: 
Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey, The World Bank
Modified date: 
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