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Women and Financial Education

Evidence, Policy Responses and Guidance

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Gender equality in terms of economic and financial opportunities is becoming increasingly relevant at both national and international level. The need to address the financial literacy of women and girls as a way to improve their financial empowerment, opportunities, and well-being has been acknowledged by the G20 Leader’s Declaration in June 2012, as well as part of a wider horizontal OECD project on gender equality. The OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) established a dedicated workstream in 2010 to address the needs of women for financial education under the support of the Russia/World Bank/OECD Trust Fund for financial literacy and education.

This book collects the work carried out within this workstream, including policy guidance to help policy makers address women's and girls' needs for financial education, and a comprehensive analysis of the current status of knowledge on gender differences in financial literacy and policy responses in terms of financial education for women and girls.

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Foreword

The need to address the financial literacy of women and girls as a way to improve their financial empowerment, opportunities, and well-being has been acknowledged at the national and international levels. At their Summit in June 2012, G20 Leaders recognised the need for women and youth to gain access to financial services and financial education. G20 Leaders have further asked the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE), and the World Bank to identify barriers that women may face and called for a progress report by the 2013 Summit.

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