Key policy areas

The awareness of the importance of financial education is gaining momentum among policy makers in economies the world over. The OECD and its International Network on Financial Education (INFE) provide a unique policy forum for governments to exchange views and experiences on this issue.

National strategies for
financial education

Access research and tools designed to help policymakers design and implement national strategies for financial education.

 

Measuring financial literacy

This survey instrument can be used to capture the financial literacy of adults from very different backgrounds in a wide range of countries. ‌
 

Financial education and youth

Research and tools to help policy makers and programme developers to successfully implement financial education programmes in schools.

Financial consumer protection

G20 finance ministers have agreed new principles to boost financial consumer protection. These principles form part of a broader initiative by G20 leaders to strengthen trust and confidence in the financial sector.

 

Evaluating financial education programmes

Monitoring and evaluation is essential in order to be certain that a programme is effective, to identify areas for improvement and to check that the initiative makes good use of resources.

 

Financial education and women

Women need to be sufficiently financially literate to effectively participate in economic activities and in their households’ financial decision-making.