Éducation financière

OECD/US Treasury International Conference on Financial Education


7-8 May 2008 - Washington DC, USA

This high-level international conference was co-organised by the OECD, as part of its on-going project on financial education, and the US Department of Treasury.

The main objective of this conference was to seek to advance and elevate dialogue on financial education in the international arena, share experiences, and discuss best practices, including OECD’s international principles and good practices, and look at applied research.

The conference notably covered national strategies on financial education; effective and innovative tools; issues related to credit opportunities and challenges; retirement savings and risk awareness on large-scale catastrophes; as well as challenges related to youth and underserved groups in respect of financial access and literacy.

This event attracted a wide international audience of high-level governmental officials and experts from public authorities and regulatory and supervisory bodies, as well as senior private sector representatives and academics from OECD and non-OECD countries.

The conference was transmitted live by the OAS (, with the support of the Young Americas Business Trust,  and can be viewed through their videos on demand service.


  • Summary Record - OECD/US Treasury International Conference on Financial Education 
  • Conference videocast, provided by the OAS, with the support of the Young Americas Business Trust:



Introductory Remarks

Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD - Keynote address

Session 1 - National Strategy: Creation and Implementation

Chair - Mr. André Laboul, Head of Financial Affairs Division, OECD

Session 2 - Tools I: Diverse Approaches

Chair - Ursula Menke, Commissioner, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Guest Speaker

Martin J. Gruenberg, Vice Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Chair of the Executive Council and President of the International Association of Deposit Insurers

Session 3 - Retirement Savings: New realities for Consumers

Chair - D. Swarup, Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, India

Session 4 - Risk Awareness: Enhancing Education and Protection of Households on Large-Scale Risks

Chair - Manuel Aguilera-Verdusco, Chair of the Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas CNSF, Mexico, Chair of the OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee


Guest Speakers

Michael Ian King of Barbados, Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States

Anna Escobedo Cabral, United States Treasurer


Guest Speaker

James Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada

Session 5 - Credit: Challenges and Opportunities

Chair - Thomas Wieser, Director General for Economic Policy and Financial Markets, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria, Chair of the OECD Committee on Financial Markets

Session 6 - Tools II

Chair - Dan Iannicola, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education, United States

Session 7 - Youth Financial Literacy: Development, Delivery and Execution of Programs

Chair - Erik Pointillart, Chair of the Institut pour l’Éducation Financière and General Director Caisse d’Epargne, France

Session 8 - Underserved Groups: Greater Financial Access through Education

Chair - Christopher F. Egan, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD

Session 9 - Wrap Up Session

Secretary of the United States Treasury, Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Introduced by Carolyn Ervin, Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


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