Financial education and consumer protection

High-level Global Symposium on Financial Education: Promoting Long-term Savings and Investments


26-27 February 2014, Seoul - Korea


Co-organised by the OECD*, the Financial Services Commission and the Financial Supervisory Service of Korea, this event explored policies and good practices for supporting long-term savings and investments through financial education and financial consumer protection. In particular, the programme allowed in-depth discussion on: 

  • policies and programmes focusing on the promotion of saving for retirement highlighting the role of financial education and awareness;

  • the promotion of savings and investments through national strategies for financial education;

  • financial education for the protection of investors and the role of the private sector, building on existing and ongoing work developed by the OECD/INFE.


The symposium was attended by an international audience of high-level officials and experts from ministries of finance and education, central banks, regulatory and supervi‌sory authorities, other governmental organisations, international organisations, the private sector, academia, civil society and non-governmental organisations, particularly from Asia and OECD/INFE member countries.


Find more presentations from the meeting on SlideShare


Meeting documents

Summary Record


Draft Agenda

Information Note

Concept Note



National strategies for financial education

Financial education and women

Financial consumer protection

Financial education in schools

International Gateway for Financial Education


The contribution of the OECD is sponsored by the Japanese Government




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