The active role played by the National Bank in the sphere of international cooperation is based on its responsibilities as a central bank and a member of the Eurosystem. That role is often linked to its task of promoting monetary and financial stability.
The international financial institutions offer a framework for the analysis and join resolution of the problems arising in that sphere. The main ones are the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) .
In the sphere of macroeconomics, finance and banking, the National Bank also has a number of responsibilities as regards providing advice and expertise within the European institutions or the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It contributes towards the implementation of various agreements concluded by Belgium and offers technical assistance where necessary to developing or transition countries.