- The OECD will launch its first PISA report on financial literacy on Wednesday 9 July at 10.00 CET. PISA 2012 Results: Students and Money - Financial Literacy Skills for the 21st Century assessed 15-year-olds on their knowledge of personal finances and ability to apply it to financial problems. This is the first international study to assess the financial literacy of young people. Around 30,000 students from 18 countries and economies* took the tests, which involved dealing with bank accounts and credit/debit cards, planning and managing finances, understanding taxes and savings, risk and rewards, consumer rights and responsibilities in financial contracts.
- Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
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 on Financial Inclusion, will open a roundtable event to discuss the findings at the OECD at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 9 July.
This event is open to media and will be broadcast live at http://www.oecd.org/education/2014-launch-pisa-financial-literacy-students.htm. 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).
To request a copy of the report under embargo and country notes, journalists should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies will be sent on Tuesday 8 July.