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The General Guidelines for the Development of Government Payment Programs provides an analysis of the payment system aspects of government payments, and it sets forth general guidelines designed to help countries develop and improve their government payment programs. July 2012.


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Payment Systems Outlook

Payment and securities settlement systems are critical to the effective functioning of financial systems worldwide. They provide the channels through which funds are transferred among banks and other institutions to discharge payment obligations arising in the financial markets and across the entire economy.

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Payments and Securities Settlement Systems Activities

For more than 15 years the World Bank has been paying increasing attention to payment system development as a key component of the financial infrastructure of a country, and has provided various forms of assistance to over 100 countries.





Payment Systems: Design, Governance and Oversight

 Principles for financial market infrastructures: Disclosure framework and Assessment methodology

General Guidelines for the Development of Government Payment Programs


General Guidelines Press Release


International Standards and Best Practices


Financial Infrastructure Series

Key Legal References on Payment Systems Issues
Worldwide Payment Systems Reports
Other Relevant Readings



Global Payments Week 2012


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