Disasters present a broad range of human, social, financial, economic and environmental impacts, with potentially long-lasting, multi-generational effects. The financial management of these impacts is a key challenge for individuals and governments in developed and developing countries. The OECD supports the development of strategies for the financial management of natural and man-made disaster risks.
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This document outlines the objectives and key components of the framework, and presents the flexible, outcome-based, core competencies framework itself. The framework is designed to be applicable to youth aged 15 to 18, describing the basic level of financial literacy that is likely to be needed by this group to fully and safely participate in economic and financial life.
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Financial literacy has become a key life skill for individuals as well as micro and small businesses. Today, 59 economies worldwide are implementing national strategies using guidance from the OECD/INFE High-level Principles on National Strategies for Financial Education. The Policy Handbook describes the experiences of these economies and addresses challenges that countries have faced in implementing the Principles.
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SMEs are important engines of innovation, growth, job creation and social cohesion. However, they can only reach their full potential if they obtain the finance necessary to start, sustain and grow their business. These voluntary principles provide broad guidelines on how to enhance access by SMEs to finance to help increase the contribution of SMEs to resilient and inclusive growth.
This annual report on pensions markets reviews trends in the financial performance of pension funds, including investment returns and asset allocation. The 2015 edition also includes analysis of the extent to which data available show whether pension funds are involved in a “search for yield”.
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This taxonomy maps out the investment options available to private investors and the instruments and incentives available to attract private sector investment in infrastructure.
Adrian Blundell-Wignall is the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Financial Markets and Director in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the OECD.
The OECD works on advancing consumer finance protection through informed choice that includes disclosure, transparency and education; protection from fraud, abuse and errors; and, recourse and advocacy.
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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29 October 2015, Paris - Resilient cities and SMEs are critical to reducing the economic disruption from climate-related disaster events. In the run up to COP21, these remarks by Adrian Blundell-Wignall at the AXA-UNEP-PSI Conference on Climate Resilience address the importance of building resilience to climate change risks at the level of cities and SMEs.