While the contribution of MSMEs to national economies is widely recognised, their financial education needs are not always being met and low levels of financial literacy pose a potential barrier to successful business creation and growth. Covering 21 economies, this stocktaking report identifies the main policy challenges and good practices.
20-21 September 2017, Bangkok: The 2017 roundtable on insurance and retirement savings brought together key stakeholders from the Asia Pacific region to discuss policy issues relevant to the sound development of insurance and private pensions markets.
The OECD-Russia Technical Assistance Project on Financial Education in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was launched in Moscow on 29 June 2017. The project provides policy and practical support for strengthening the financial literacy of citizens in the 6 participating countries with a view to promoting their financial well-being.
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“Insurtech”is the term being used to describe the new technologies with the potential to bring innovation to the insurance sector and impact the regulatory practices of insurance markets. This report catalogues these technologies and examines how InsurTech is being funded and how insurers are engaging with the start-ups entering the market.
07/09/2017 - Flooding is one of the most common, wide-reaching and destructive natural perils, affecting on average about 250 million people around the world each year. OECD work on the financial management of flood risk has identified a number of ways that policy makers can improve the way they manage the financial implications of floods.
This report describes the levels of financial literacy of adults in G20 countries and the Netherlands and Norway, guest countries under the G20 German Presidency. It was presented to G20 Leaders at their 2017 Summit meeting in Hamburg on 8 July 2017.
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July 2017 - This policy brief provides calculations and analysis of the long-term fiscal cost of tax incentives for private pension plans. It has been prepared within the framework of the OECD project on Financial Incentives and Retirement Savings.
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July 2017 - This policy brief presents the tax treatment of retirement savings in private pension plans across OECD countries and calculates the tax advantage for individuals in each country within country-specific parameters. It has been prepared within the framework of the OECD project on Financial Incentives and Retirement Savings.
Launched in 2014, this project will review the cost effectiveness of tax and other financial incentives, as well as assess the more efficient ways of using public money to increase savings for retirement, retirement income and replacement rates.
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30 June 2017 - Preliminary statistics for 2016 show diverging trends in terms of premiums collected by insurance companies across countries. In just over half of the reporting countries (21 out of 40), insurance companies experienced an increase in direct gross premiums written in real terms, irrespective of whether they engage in life or nonlife insurance activities. These 21 countries include 12 OECD and 9 non-OECD countries.