Financial education and consumer protection

OECD-CVM Symposium on Financial Education


 10-11 October 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Aiming high: financial education for short-term needs and long-term goals


The symposium addressed the most recent trends, opportunities and challenges in financial education.

Discussions focussed on:

  • Levels of financial literacy and access to credit for potential entrepreneurs and MSMEs
  • Exploring the causes and potential solutions to problem debt
  • The dual role of FinTech innovations in improving financial access and education
  • Managing pension reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean and beyond
  • Financial education to teach young people to limit impulsive spending, manage credit and look beyond immediate needs
High-level participants from Latin America and the Caribbean and from around the world included officials and experts from the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE), ministries of finance and education, central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities, governmental officials, as well as international organisations, the academic community, the private sector and NGOs.


The symposium was held back-to-back with the meetings of the working groups, Advisory Board and Technical Committee of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) and the 3rd meeting of the OECD/INFE LAC Regional Network.


The event was co-hosted by the OECD and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM). 





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