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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: Korea

The Korea Fair Trade Commission oversees consumer education in Korea. In addition, 260 organisations, including government ministries (the Korea Fair Trade Commission of the Consumer Education Committee, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology), 17 local governments, the Korea Consumer Agency, 190 consumer organisations, five academic groups, 39 university departments concerned with consumer issues, and two enterprise bodies (including the Federation of Korean Industries), directly or indirectly implement and support consumer education initiatives.

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