In cooperation with the OECD and the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands
The National Bank is hosting the first official mission within the project for technical assistance for financial education of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands, which takes place in seven countries from the Dutch constituency of the IMF and the World Bank. Besides the National Bank, the bearers of this five-year project are the Ministry of Finance, the Securities Exchange Commission, the Insurance Supervision Agency and the Agency for Supervision of Fully Funded Pension Insurance. The goal of this project is to build capacities for the development of financial education, as well as to develop a national strategy for financial education of the population.
Representatives of the OECD mission met today with the Governor of the National Bank, Anita Angelovska Bezhoska, who emphasized that the first phase of the project, which maps the main activities in both, public and private sector in the country and determine the actual situation with the active programs in the field of financial education, is underway, and that there is a strong determination of all parties involved to the maximum commitment to the project activities. Angelovska-Bezoska stressed that the project provides an excellent opportunity to outline the future activities for further improvement of the population’s financial literacy in the country.
Later today, the OECD mission representatives will hold working meetings with experts from the central bank, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as with several international organizations. In the National Bank, a round table with the representatives of private financial institutions will be held in order to perceive their activities in the field of financial education. A round table is also scheduled for tomorrow, which will be attended by representatives of all regulatory institutions in the financial system of the country, who jointly participate in the Coordination Body for Financial Education and Financial Inclusion.
These activities are another proof for the commitment of the financial regulatory institutions to monitor the world trends in financial literacy, as well as to enhance the coordination in this domain also with private financial institutions.
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