On January 21, 2015, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“Basel Committee”) published its work program for 2015 and 2016. The program is based around four themes: (i) policy development; (ii) the balance between simplicity, comparability and risk sensitivity across the regulatory framework; (iii) monitoring and assessing implementation of the Basel framework; and (iv) improving the effectiveness of supervision. The Basel Committee’s work program states its objectives, which include restoring confidence in capital ratios, continuing to revise existing methods of measuring risk-weighted assets, assessing the role of stress testing, reviewing the regulatory treatment of sovereign risk as well as assessing the interaction of reform policies overall.

The work program is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/about/work_programme.htm.