On 5 August 2021, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) published its work programme for 2021-22. The annual work programme has been publicly released for the first time as part of the CPMI’s commitment to increased transparency. The annual work programme will focus on shaping the future of payments and addressing risks in financial market infrastructures. The two overarching themes are:

  • Shaping the future of payments will include enhancing cross-border payments and addressing policy issues arising from digital innovations in payments (such as central bank digital currencies and stablecoins), while monitoring changing trends in payments.
  • Evaluating and addressing risks in financial market infrastructures will work on issues related to central clearing and others that emerged or were accentuated over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.