Conference on the Role of Financial Education and Consumer Protection in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia


26-27 November 2018  Vientiane, Lao P.D.R.

BOL-GIZ-OECD-ADBI- Conference on the Role of Financial Education and Consumer Protection in Supporting Financial Inclusion

This conference will provide a forum to discuss best practices on developing financial education and consumer protection in supporting financial inclusion in the Lao P.D.R and other Southeast Asian countries. Participants will:

  • Share best practices on national strategies for financial inclusion, financial education and consumer protection frameworks in Asian economies
  • present recent evidence on financial literacy levels in the region
  • discuss demand-side approaches to support financial inclusion in the digital age
  • discuss how to effectively deliver financial education to specific audiences

This event will be attended by delegates from Asian countries and economies, including officials and experts from the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE), ministries of finance, central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities, governmental officials, as well as international organisations, the academic community, the private sector and NGOs.

The event is co-hosted by the Bank of the Lao P.D.R. (BOL), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD), and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). The OECD contribution to this event is funded by the Government of Japan.









Information note



Day 1 - Sessions 1 & 2

Day 1 - Sessions 3 & 4

Day 2 - Sessions 5 & 6 

Day 2 - Sessions 6 & 7


Summary Report



Participation is by invitation only. Enquiries can be sent to




GIZ: Soulitah Sengdala ( 



G20/OECD Policy Guidance Note on Financial Consumer Protection Approaches in the Digital Age

G20/ OECD INFE Policy Guidance Note on Digitalisation and Financial Literacy

Adult financial literacy in G20 countries

Financial education policies in Asia and the Pacific

National strategies for financial education: OECD/INFE policy handbook

Financial education for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia











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