Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD participated in the Financial Times Digital Dialogue “Global Boardroom - Shaping policy, business and finance in a time of crisis” on Wednesday 13 May 2020. The Secretary-General was first speaker to set the scene for the 2.5-day conference that included 36,000 participants who will join virtually.
7 May 2020: PISA 2018 Results (Volume IV): Are Students Smart About Money? provides an overall picture of 15-year-olds’ ability to apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to real-life situations involving financial issues and decisions.
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This report provides Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, North, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Romania - countries participating in the Technical Assistance Project for Financial Education in the Constituency Program of the Netherlands Ministry of Finance- an opportunity to see how their financial literacy levels compare to the other countries in the project.
Policy makers worldwide need to increase the awareness of citizens about effective means to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential long-term consequences for their financial resilience and well-being. Taking domestic contexts into account, this policy brief proposes initial measures for the consideration of governments.
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In addition to the health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, both individuals and businesses face significant costs and losses. This note reviews the potential coverage available for COVID-19 related losses across different lines of insurance business and provides a high-level assessment of the availability of coverage based on common industry practices as of April 2020.
8 April 2020 - The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is posing many challenges for the economy and public financial management systems. Yasemin Hurcan, Fatos Koc and Emre Balibek talk about how "cash buffers" can help governments mitigate short-term liquidity needs.
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.