In the period from 3-5 April 2019, the first official mission was accomplished within the technical assistance project for financial education by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands, which takes place in seven countries of the Dutch constituents at the IMF and the World Bank.

In addition to the Insurance Supervision Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia, and the Agency for Supervision of Fully Funded Pension Insurance are the promotors of this five-year project.

The goal of the 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.

Within this visit, two round tables were held, attended by representatives from the private sector and representatives from the regulatory institutions on the financial market, who are members of the Coordination Body of the regulatory institutions for financial education and financial inclusion. The representatives of the OECD also held working meetings with the experts from the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as with several international organizations.

In the forthcoming period, the Insurance Supervision Agency and other institutions as bearers of technical assistance will continue with continuous activities within the project and with joint efforts will contribute to the capacity building for development of financial education, national strategy elaboration related to financial education and greater inclusion.