Adrian Blundell-Wignall was the Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial and Enterprise Affairs until October 2018.
The articles in Financial Market Trends focus on trends, structural issues and developments in financial markets and the financial sector.
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The OECD International Network on Financial Education developed two practical policy tools to support policy makers in identifying financial education needs for retirement and in improving their financial education efforts in this area. The two policy tools include this checklist and a matrix contained in Chapter 5 of the 2016 OECD Pensions Outlook.
Financial education has become an important complement to market conduct and prudential regulation and improving individual financial behaviours a long-term policy priority in many countries. The OECD and its International Network on Financial Education conducts research and develops tools to support policy makers and public authorities to design and implement national strategies for financial education.
Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business. Following the release of new data focused on Americans’ financial capability, she draws attention to some of the findings in the study, focusing on three areas of great importance to the personal finances of Americans: student loans, indebtedness, and financial literacy.
Auckland, New Zealand, 12-13 October 2016. Discussions focused on innovative policies and strategies around financial education and consumer protection.
This report contains the results of an international data collection survey that measured the financial literacy and financial inclusion of adults. A total of 51,650 adults aged 18 to 79 from 30 countries and economies participated in the survey.
12/10/2016 – Adults in many countries around the world display low levels of financial knowledge, fail to engage in financial behaviours that could improve their financial security and have financial attitudes oriented towards the short-term, as shown in the OECD/INFE International Survey of Adult Financial Literacy Competencies released today.
Assessing the levels of financial literacy in the population is a key component of a successful national strategy for financial education, enabling policy makers to identify gaps and design appropriate responses.
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This booklet presents highlights from a forthcoming G20/OECD INFE Report. The report addresses the use and potential of digital tools to achieve higher levels of financial well-being and identifies policy challenges and solutions for enhancing financial consumer protection and education frameworks.