Technical assistance (TA) comprises the transfer of knowledge specific to central banks with a focus on capacity development. The SNB provides technical assistance to other central banks upon request. This usually takes the form of individual consultations with SNB experts, either at the central bank concerned or in Switzerland. In addition, the SNB participates in multi-country TA activities to promote the exchange of central bank-specific expertise between such institutions. The SNB coordinates its technical assistance closely with other organisations, in particular with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the IMF.