Governments have long-recognised that financial education should start at school and that people should be educated about financial matters as early as possible in their lives. The OECD is developing draft guidelines on financial education at school and accompanying guidance on learning framework.
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Guarantees have become the preferred instrument for addressing financial policy objectives such as financial stability, consumer protection and credit allocations. Before adding on new arrangements, consideration should be given to their strength, consistency and affordability.
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This report summarises discussions on financial reform to foster stability and long-term growth, the contribution of institutional investors to long-term growth, and creating a better environment for the financing of business innovation and green growth.
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One of the lessons learned from the last financial crisis is the underpricing of risk and lack of transparency drove the dynamics of the financial crisis. Challenging tasks ahead include improving governance and reducing excessive risk-taking and transparent remuneration plans.
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This article explores the resiliency and development of the asset management industry, why it has recovered well from the crisis, how it fosters economic growth and the vehicles for long-term retail investment that need to be developed.
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This article discusses the new “investment culture” and the benefits of long-term investing for growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and regulatory and other barriers that impede such investment.
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This article discusses the demand for long-term investment in mature and emerging countries for financing infrastructure, innovation, education, growth and environmental programmes.
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Active long-term investors are essential for economic growth and well-functioning financial markets. Innovative financial instruments and fiscal incentives will be necessary and develop a new “investment culture”.
Transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy will require significant investment by private sources of capital. Pension funds and other institutional investors can play an important role to play in financing green growth initiatives. This paper examines some of the initiatives that are currently under way around the world to assist and encourage pension funds to help finance green growth.
The OECD conducted an online public consultation on draft high-level principles on consumer protection in the field of financial services which came to an end on 31 August 2011.