Financial education and consumer protection

3rd Global Policy Research Symposium to Advance Financial Literacy


Harnessing financial education to spur entrepreneurship and innovation

7 May 2015
OECD Conference Centre - Paris

The 3rd OECD-GFLEC symposium looked at available evidence to address cutting-edge policy issues and identify key research directions, as well as practical solutions, with a view to advancing financial literacy for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Discussions focussed on: 

  • Financial literacy and MSMEs
    - What does the evidence show?
    - What do entrepreneurs and business owners need?
    - How do key stakeholders respond?
  • Harnessing financial education to spur entrepreneurship and innovation: Policy implications and directions

The symposium was attended by high-level international researchers, officials and experts from ministries of finance and education, central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities, officials of state governments and international organisations, NGOs, and representatives from the academic community, private and civil sectors.


This event was co-organised by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre (GFLEC) and the OECD International Network for Financial Education (OECD/INFE).

OECD Conference Centre entrance hall - 350 pixels


Summary Record






OECD - Ms. Jennah Huxley

GFLEC - Ms. Kristen Burnell
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Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre - GFLEC

OECD/INFE financial education home page

2014 OECD/GFLEC Symposium



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