On August 27, immediately in advance of the Moscow Financial Forum, the TASS News Agency hosted a presentation of teaching materials for financial literacy for schoolchildren created under the project of the Ministry of Finance of Russia "Promoting Financial Literacy and Financial Education in the Russian Federation". 

This is the second, revised edition of teaching materials for financial literacy. “To date, the regions participating in our Project have already received teaching and learning aids with the edition of more than 5.2 million books. This year, 11.5 million teaching materials for financial literacy will be available free of charge in 50 regions of the Russian Federation. This is the largest one-time school edition in modern Russia", Sergey Storchak, the Deputy Minister of Finance, said during the press conference.

Teaching materials for financial literacy consist of 4 sets, each of which includes 5 books for primary education, secondary and senior classes, workbooks for students, teaching aids for teachers, as well as for parents. The developed materials take into account the most successful international experience in improving financial literacy of the population and have no analogues. All teaching materials are available in electronic form on our website школа.вашифинансы.рф.

The Deputy Minister of Finance recalled that Russia currently ranks fourth in the international ranking of financial literacy of adolescents, compiled on the basis of the PISA study conducted under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 

"We expect that the issued teaching materials will become an element of a holistic financial education system, which will form the financial culture and skills of rational financial behavior”, said Sergey Storchak.

The discussion on financial education of the population will be continued at the Moscow Financial Forum. What are the challenges facing the state and businesses in the light of digital financial services and how does the Financial Literacy Strategy respond to them? What practices and initiatives to improve digital and financial literacy already exist in the state, business and NGOs? What are the innovative tools to improve financial literacy for socially vulnerable categories of citizens and how can they be further disseminated? What is the role of digital technologies play in expanding access to financial services and improving the well-being of the population? 

On September 13 at the session “Financial Education of Consumers in the Digital Age: Risks and Possibilities” these and other issues will be discussed by experts, officials, business representatives and NGOs. 

The fourth annual Moscow Financial Forum will take place on September 12 and 13 at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall. At its discussion platforms, experts are to discuss issues of improving the competitiveness of the economy, developing financial markets, improving state support measures, implementing national projects, stimulating entrepreneurial activity, the effectiveness of tax policy and other relevant topics.