Through the support of the European Investment Bank Institute, Director Annamaria Lusardi of GFLEC and Dr. Rob Alessie of the University of Groningen are spearheading the Financial Literacy Programme, an international call to action for financial literacy. The Financial Literacy Programme unites financial literacy thought-leaders in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey in order to make this groundbreaking research possible.
The researchers on this project assess the effectiveness of financial education around the world as well as develop programs that focus on topics such as gender differences in financial literacy and financial education in schools and museums.
The Financial Literacy Programme’s approach is grounded in economic theory, evidence based and focused on evaluation. In addition to collecting data on financial literacy throughout their partner countries, the Programme generates best practices in financial literacy that can be leveraged by multiple stakeholders such as policy makers, the academic community, governments and the private sector.