The core purpose of IORWG is to advance the management of operational risk in the global central banking industry.
IORWG research is driven by member interest. Each year IORWG members in the annual conference propose a portfolio of expert groups to member institutions who then vote to support either through leading the expert group or just participating. In a normal year this means that IORWG commissions four expert groups and some initiatives from certain members. The expert groups set out so far are summarized below:

Expert Group Topics

Action Plans (Prioritisation & funding of risk treatment measures)

OR Quantification (In-depth member approaches and analysis of the consequences of new OR Basel approach in terms of capital adequacy)

Cyber Risk (Special focus on integration IT risks into ORM risk profile)

Business Process Mapping Guideline

Risk and Control Self-Assessment Guideline

Maturity Model & Best Trends and Practices (on-going)


The IORWG is producing a comprehensive set of guidelines of topical interest of IORWG members.

These IORWG guidelines aim at fostering best practices for the management of Operational Risks in Central Banks, Monetary and Supervisory Authorities.

It is important to note that these guidelines do not intend to set up mandatory standards for IORWG members, but to collect sound principles and good practices from previous expert groups and experiences from volunteering IORWG members.


Below you will find some recommended documents produced either in the context of the expert groups or in the context of the annual conferences.