The Riksbank’s communication policy

Communication is an important strategic tool at the Riksbank. This policy shall ensure that the Riksbank's communication is clear and carefully-prepared. The guiding principles are that it should be open and clear.

The purpose of the Riksbank's communication is to explain how and why the Riksbank works with its two main assignments – to ensure that money retains its value and that companies and households can rely on the financial system working efficiently. It shall also contribute to internal quality and efficiency.

The objectives of the Riksbank's communication are to:

  • Make it possible for the public and the principal, the Riksdag (the Swedish parliament), to understand, examine and evaluate the work of the Riksbank.

  • Contribute to a high level of confidence in the operations of the Riksbank.

  • Contribute to the understanding and predictability of monetary policy and to spread knowledge about the stability of the financial system.

  • Give the employees relevant information so that they can carry out their work, feel involved and motivated and experience job satisfaction.


The Riksbank's communication policy concerns both internal and external communications. It expresses an approach that describes the Riksbank's communication. In addition, every employee at the Riksbank has a constitutionally protected right to freedom of communication pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of the Press Act and the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression.

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Updated 30/11/2018