Improving data quality in the banking supervisory data of Southern Africa central banks

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dc.contributor.author Motjolopane, Refiloe
dc.contributor.author Lutu, P.E.N. (Patricia Elizabeth Nalwoga)
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-13T06:33:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-13T06:33:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.description.abstract The importance of effective supervision of banking institutions in developing countries cannot be over-emphasised. Central banks are responsible for the supervision of the banking institutions of a country. In order to effectively perform the supervisory role of banking institutions, central banks need to collect and analyse data about the operations of the banking institutions they supervise. Data analysis is conducted in order to establish the health of these institutions. Central banks in the SADC region experience many problems with the quality of the data that they receive from the banking institutions they supervise. Needless to say, decisions made on the basis of poor quality data increase the risk of allowing unsound institutions to continue in operation. This creates the real risk of loss of money by the individuals and organisations that form the clientele of these institutions, and will adversely affect the economy of the country. Despite the commendable efforts made by the regional central banks to implement a banking supervision application to expedite the supervisory activities through instituting a one-stop-shop for all the banking supervisory information, and the introduction of an electronic platform for collecting and analysing periodic banking supervision returns, there are still many imperfections in the information. A survey was conducted to investigate data quality problems at three SADC central banks. Recommendations are provided in this paper on measures that can be taken to improve the quality of the banking supervisory data for the SADC central banks. en_US
dc.description.librarian dm2012 en
dc.description.uri http://www.ejisdc.org en_US
dc.identifier.citation Motjolopane, R & Lutu, PEN 2012, 'Improving data quality in the banking supervisory data of Southern Africa central banks', Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 1-22. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1681-4835.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/19170
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher City University of Hong Kong en_US
dc.rights City University of Hong Kong en_US
dc.subject Data quality en_US
dc.subject Information quality en_US
dc.subject SADC banking supervision en_US
dc.subject Banking supervisory data en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern African Development Community
dc.subject.lcsh Banks and banking, Central
dc.subject.lcsh Banks and banking -- Southern Africa -- Data processing
dc.title Improving data quality in the banking supervisory data of Southern Africa central banks en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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