CEMLA since 1952 is the Association of Central Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our main objectives are: To promote a better understanding of monetary and banking matters; help with improving the training of central bank staff; conduct research and systematize the results, and provide information to members about events of international and regional interest in the areas of monetary and financial policies.

Calendar for 2019Training and formation activities on economic and central banking topics

PublicationsSelection of publications that analyze the main financial and monetary topics of the central bank of the region.

Rodrigo Gómez
Central Bank Award Annual award for the preparation of studies that are of interest to the central bank.

Central BanksThe external structure includes 52 members, 30 of which are associated.


Cybersecurity, the biggest concern of financers

Cybersecurity and the protection of personal data are the main concern of financial authorities regarding the risks derived from fintech, according to a survey prepared by the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA).

Forum of FINTECH Experts

CEMLA launched the Forum of FINTECH Experts, also known as the Fintech Forum. The goal of the Forum is to bring together the knowledge and experience of central banks of the region, international organizations and other relevant institutions to analyze the dimensions and potential impact of the FinTech phenomenon in central banking mandates

Call for academic papers
Submission Deadline: 15 October, 2019
Conference, 5 – 6 December, 2019
Venue: CEMLA, Mexico City

Central Bank Forums

BdE-CEMLA ProgramBanco de España - CEMLA Technical Assistance Program for Strengthening the Accounting Regulatory Framework.

Financial Information ForumThe Forum aims at strengthening the financial statistics and information models of the Region's central banks. Members are organized into working and discussion groups and research committees.

Forum of FINTECH ExpertsInitiative that brings together the knowledge and experience of central banks, international organizations, related to the implications of new financial technologies for monetary and financial stability.

Remmitances ForumThe Forum aims to contribute to central banks in the region to advance in the analysis of the impact of those resources in the region's developing economies and their financial sectors, and to identify policies to increase remmitance's positive impact.

Payments ForumThe objective of the Forum is to describe and assess the payments systems of Latin America and the Caribbean with a view to identify possible improvement measures in their safety, efficiency and integrity.

Program of Remittances and Financial InclusionAims at providing central banks and other authorities with support in the development of legal and regulatory frameworks to promote the development of financial services and products appropriate for remittance clients.