OECD-Banque du Liban International Conference on Financial Education: Building Financially Empowered Individuals


20-21 October 2010
Beirut, Lebanon


This event, co-hosted by the Banque du Liban and the OECD, brought together high-level officials and experts from central banks and government ministries, the private sector, the academic and civil community, as well as non-government organisations. The conference was global in scope, but with a particular focus on the Middle East North Africa region.




Discussions focused on:

  • Financial access
  • Consumer protection and financial educationn
  • National strategies on for financial education
  • the role of governments and central banks in the financial education process
  • Financial literacy - a life skill to be integrated in schools
  • Financial education and awareness  - a social responsibility of the financial sector and its institutions
  • Attitude and behaviour relative to long-term saving and protection

Conference documentation

Speaker Presentations

Opening Session

Session I: Financial Access: An Essential Condition

Session II: Consumer Protection and Financial Education: 2 Sides of the Same Coin

Session III: National Strategy on Financial Education: International Experience and Regional Issues

Session IV: Roundtable on the Role of Government and Central Banks in the Financial Education Process

Session V: Financial Education and Awareness: A Social Responsibility of the Financial Sector and its Institutions

Session VI: Financial Literacy: A Life Skill to be Integrated in Schools

Session VII: Attitude and Behaviour Relative to Long-term Saving and Protection: A Challenging Policy Priority

Concluding remarks



If you have any questions, please contact:


Ms. Jennah Huxley, Assistant,, tel: + 33 (0)1 45 24 85 55
Mr. Andrea Grifoni, Policy Analyst,, tel: +33 (0)1 45 24 83 53

Banque du Liban

Ms. Pascale Ojeil, Corporate Governance Unit,, fax: +961 1 750 074


See also

The OECD International Gateway for Financial Education:


Documents connexes