Financial education and consumer protection

Financial Education in South East Europe


This project provides technical assistance to design and implement effective financial education initiatives that are adapted to the specific needs of participating countries in South East Europe. The project will also promote learning together and sharing knowledge and experience in the region. Other project goals include:

  • Establishing the current level of financial literacy of the population and identifying priorities and target groups;

  • Designing and evaluating a National Strategy for Financial Education

  • Developing and implementing effective interventions to promote financial literacy.

The seven countries taking part in the project are Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Romania.


Building on its internationally-recognised expertise and longstanding commitment to advancing financial literacy around the world, the OECD/INFE is steering and managing the project. The Netherlands Ministry of Finance is providing financial support within the framework of the Constituency Programme of the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. This five year project will run from 2018 to 2022.



PISA students' financial literacy results (2017)


National strategies for financial education


International Gateway for Financial Education



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