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Promoting Consumer Education

Trends, Policies and Good Practices

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Consumers today are challenged by growing amounts of information and wider choices of products, requiring them to develop skills and knowledge for making good choices in complex markets. This publication examines the approaches that governments use to promote consumer education in OECD and some non-OECD countries, highlighting the policies and measures that have been particularly effective. It also analyses recent trends, the role of stakeholders, steps being taken to evaluate the effectiveness of current programmes and the principal challenges.

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Analysis of Selected Countries: Ireland

In Ireland, the National Consumer Agency (NCA) is mainly responsible for consumer education. Its functions are set out in Article (3) of the Consumer Protection Act 2007, which includes the following provisions 

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