Internal capital adequacy process - A framework for participating banks from East and West African countries
Basel III makes provision for banks to assess their internal capital adequacy by means of risk-based approaches, stress tests and a leverage ratio. However, the Basel regulations do not prescribe to banks or to bank supervisors which method should be used or how it should be used. The research problem was whether a framework could be formulated for the implementation of an internal capital adequacy assessment process in accordance with the Basel III accord. East and west African banks and bank supervisors (BS) aspire to become fully compliant with Basel regulations and requested research regarding an internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP) framework for the implementation of Basel III.