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Launch of OECD PISA report on financial literacy - Wednesday, 24 May, 11h.

 

18/05/2017 - The OECD will launch a new PISA report on financial literacy on Wednesday, 24 May at 11.00 Paris time.

 

PISA 2015 Results: Students’ Financial Literacy assessed 15-year-olds on their knowledge of  personal finances and ability to apply it to financial problems. Around 48,000 students from 15 countries and economies* took the tests, which involved dealing with bank accounts and debit cards, planning and managing finances, understanding taxes and savings, risk and rewards, consumer rights and responsibilities in the financial marketplace.

 

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, will open a roundtable event to discuss the findings at the OECD at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday 24 May.

 

This event is open to media and will be broadcast live at http://www.oecd.org/daf/fin/financial-education/launch-pisa-financial-literacy-students-2017.htm or on Twitter @OECDEduSkills / @OECD_BizFin / @OECDLive.The agenda is also available at that link. To register or for further information, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18).

 

Journalists are also invited to attend a symposium on financial literacy following the launch event where speakers will include Professor Claudia Buch, Vice-President of the Central Bank, Germany; Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, Minister of Education, Portugal; and François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Central Bank, France.

 

Other launch events:

Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, will host a webinar at 13.00 Paris time on Wednesday 24 May. Register at https://oecd1000.webex.com/oecd1000/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2694f15f18bf3ce6eb78f09355aac204

 

In Rome, Chiara Monticone, OECD financial education policy analyst, will present the report’s findings at 14.00 on Wednesday 24 May at Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio, Via Cavour, 18. To register, contact mt.marzano_ext@invalsi.it

 

In Madrid, Juan Yermo, OECD Deputy Chief of Staff, will present the report’s findings at 12.00 on Thursday 25 May at Casa de América, Plaza Cibeles, s/n, 28014 Madrid. To register, go to https://casamerica.teenvio.com/form/casamerica/252/

 

To request a copy of the report under embargo and country notes, journalists should email embargo@oecd.org. Copies will be sent on Tuesday 23 May.

 

Notes to editors:

 

 * Participating countries and economies: Australia, Belgium (Flemish Community), Canada (British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island), Chile, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Guangdong), Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, the Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic, Spain and the United States.

 

More information on PISA is available at www.oecd.org/pisa.

 

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