Money and Finance

South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN)

The annual meetings of the governors of South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) started in February 1966, with the primary aim of providing a forum to exchange information and ideas on matters affecting the economies and financial systems of member countries. Since its inception, SEACEN has expanded its membership from the original eight members to 19.


To strengthen efforts to provide a venue for information exchange, SEACEN established the SEACEN Research and Training Centre in February 1982. The Centre aims to promote a better understanding of the financial, monetary, banking, and economic development issues of interest to member countries, as well as to stimulate and facilitate cooperation in research and training. To achieve these objectives, the Centre undertakes research on financial, monetary, banking, and economic issues, organizes and conducts training courses, and provides advisory and technical services to member countries.

Original members were central banks from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Additions include Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; the People’s Republic of China; India; Fiji; the Republic of Korea; the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Mongolia; Papua New Guinea; Taipei,China; and Viet Nam.