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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.
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.
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 Bankerís 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
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
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
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 Governorsí Symposium on Financial Stability Kerala, India June 10-11, 2011

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