A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

RC personal account
Восстановление пароля
Введите адрес электронной почты или телефон, указанные при регистрации. Вам будет отправлена инструкция по восстановлению пароля.
Некорректный формат электронной почты или телефона
Expert session Financial Literacy: International Experience and Best Practices
20 September 2018
15:30—18:00
(with the support of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, and the World Bank)

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank, financial literacy in most countries worldwide is lower among women than men. This restricts opportunities for women to use modern financial instruments and services. It also affects their personal financial security, which is critical to financial well-being. How — and when — should financial competencies be first instilled in women? What could serve as a foundation for international exchange and global application?

Topics for discussion:
  • Women’s financial literacy in Russia and across the globe. Russia’s experience in raising financial literacy.
  • Do girls and women have specific needs when it comes to financial education?
  • What areas of collaboration to increase financial inclusion and financial literacy already exist? What needs to be prioritized in international associations and organizations?
  • What successful global practice in increasing financial literacy and financial inclusion is there?
Date
20.09.2018
Started at
15:30—18:00
Conference hall
Hall 14, Tavricheskiy Palace
Analytics on the topic