Financial education and consumer protection

FSCA-OECD 2019 International Conference on Financial Education


 23-24 May 2019 Cape Town, South Africa

Financial education of the future

This conference looked how tech innovation, effective policy-making and better financial education can converge to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Discussions included:

  • How to design and implement effective financial education in times of change
  • The financial education needs of different population age groups
  • Lessons learnt to improve consumers' financial behaviour
  • The implications of digitalisation for financial education

200 international experts from over 50 countries attended this event, including high-level officials from government, central banks, financial institutions and not-for-profit organisations, as well as representatives from the academic community, private and civil sectors.


The conference was held back-to-back with the meetings of the Technical Committee, working groups and Advisory Board of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) on 21-22 May 2019. OECD/INFE full members can access meeting documentation and follow-up here.


This event was co-organised by the OECD/INFE and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority of South Africa.



Summary record



Day 1

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Alicia Pillai, FSCA


Jennah Huxley, OECD




Financial Sector Conduct Authority


OECD/INFE financial education home page

 Opinion: The world is moving ahead on financial education





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