The South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre was first established as a legal entity in 1982 with eight member central banks. It has grown to 16 members with the inclusion of different banks all over the continent. The Centre reviews and analyses financial, monetary, banking and economic developments in its constituent member countries and in the region as a whole. It initiates and facilitates co-operation in research and training relating to the policy and operational aspects of central banking. Since 2001, training has become the principal activity of the SEACEN Centre, focusing on areas that have practical applications in central banking, ie. monetary policy, banking supervision and payments and settlement systems. Research plays supporting functions. Research papers are presented and used as course materials at appropiate training events. Newsletters and publications are available online.