Established as a legal entity in 1982, the South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre aims to serve as the regional learning hub for central banks in the Asia-Pacific region. In accordance with the Articles of Association of the SEACEN Centre, dated 27 February 1982, SEACENís main objectives are:
- Promoting a better understanding of the financial, monetary, banking and economic development matters which are of interest to central banks of South East Asian countries or of interest to the region as a whole; and
- Stimulating and facilitating cooperation among central banks in the areas of research and training.
Since its inception, SEACEN has established its unique regional position in serving its membership of central banks in the Asia-Pacific region through its learning programmes, research work, and networking and collaboration platforms for capability building in central bank knowledge.