28th March 2021, Skopje – Improved financial education is of great importance for the economic development of a country, since the more financially literate the population, the sounder the financial decisions. Ministry of Finance, as a member of financial education interdepartmental body, continuously undertakes various activities aimed at improving the financial literacy. Representatives from the Ministry of Finance delivered several online lectures for university, secondary and primary education within the international campaign Global Money Week.
Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, joined the campaign with his lecture on the Budget – its functions and execution, which he presented to the students at South East European University. Besimi underlined that the Budget reflects the Government policies and is aimed at contributing to both the social and the economic development of the country. This year’s Budget, as the Minister pointed out, focuses on three priorities – health of the citizens, economic growth and institutional reforms geared towards Euro-Atlantic integration.
Apart from that, Global Money Week is an annual global awareness-raising campaign on the importance of financial literacy and education. It is organized by the OECD’s International Network on Financial Education (OECD/INFE), our country being its member through the financial education inter-departmental body, comprising the National Bank, the Ministry of Finance, the Securities and Exchange Commission, MAPAS and the Insurance Supervision Agency.
Within the Global Money Week, organizations (public, private and non-profit) throughout the world organize their events, such se lectures, online activities, drawing contests, photos, essays and videos, online financial education workshops and other activities. This initiative was launched in 2012 and number of participating countries constantly increases ever since. This year’s Global Money Week edition is organized under the theme “Take care of yourself, take care of your money”.