About the Compendium of Standards

The Compendium of Standards lists the various economic and financial standards - by both subject area and issuing body - that are internationally accepted as important for sound, stable and well functioning financial systems.

The international community attaches much importance to the adoption and implementation of these standards because of their beneficial effects on the stability of financial systems both at national level and globally.

The Compendium includes both key standards which the FSB has designated as deserving of priority implementation depending on country circumstances, and other standards that are complementary in nature and cover particular functional areas.

The Compendium is an initiative of the FSB and is a joint product with relevant international standard-setting bodies. It was first developed in 1999 by the Financial Stability Forum, the predecessor to the FSB. The Compendium is reviewed and updated periodically.

In this section, users will find access to: 

      - descriptions of individual standards;

      - weblinks to issuing bodies; and

      - relevant assessment methodologies (where available).