OECD/CVM Centre on Financial Education and Literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean



The OECD/CVM Centre on Financial Education and Literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean promotes efficient financial education in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through a range of activities including meetings, surveys, mutual learning through peer reviews, and research. Launched in 2016, the Centre is a joint undertaking by the OECD and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM).The Centre, housed at CVM headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a knowledge exchange hub on efficient financial education and related issues such as financial consumer protection, both in Brazil and throughout the region. Its activities include methodologies for collecting qualitative and quantitative data; policy analysis; instruments; and research.


Under the aegis of the Centre and of the OECD, a OECD/INFE LAC Regional Network has been created to support LAC members in designing and implementing their financial education policies and programmes. The Network meets once a year in the margins of the annual meeting of the OECD/CVM Centre. Currently, 51 public authorities (central banks, financial markets authorities, ministries of finance, social policy and education) from 22 LAC countries are members of the regional network.
  • Declaration in support of financial education policies by OECD/INFE LAC Members [EN | ES]



  • 2020 OECD Recommendation on Financial Literacy [EN | ES | PT | FR]
  • OECD/INFE High-level Principles on National Strategies for Financial Education [EN | ES]
  • OECD/INFE High-level Principles for the Evaluation of Financial Education Programmes [EN | ES | PT]
  • OECD/INFE Toolkit for Measuring Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion [EN | ES | PT]
  • Joint OECD CAF Report "Estrategias nacionales de inclusión y educación financiera en América Latina y el Caribe: retos de implementación" [ES]



Financial literacy to meet LAC's future challenges,
Rio de Janeiro or online, 15-16 December 2022Investing in the financial literacy skills of young people and MSMEs in LAC, 9 December 2021 (virtual)

Webinar on financial literacy measurement survey results, 25 March 2021 

Online, 17 December 2020


Rio de Janeiro, 11 October 2019


São Paulo, 12-13 November 2018


Rio de Janeiro, 11-14 December 2017




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Andrea Grifoni [email protected]


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