19 October 2021

Integrating Vulnerable Groups in National Financial Education Programs and Strategies

The value and impact of financial education contributing to financial inclusion is limited if people cannot access relevant and affordable financial services.

AFI’s Kigali Statement highlights the need to promote and implement financial education and consumer protection policies, regulations and programs through cross-agency collaborations resulting in effective financial capabilities and redress mechanisms suitable to disadvantaged groups. To uphold this call to action, many AFI members seek guidance on how to reach these vulnerable groups with financial education and literacy.

This guideline note, complementary to the toolkit, is to provide practical guidance on implementing a national financial education strategy aiming to effectively reach the most vulnerable market segments such as women, youth and the forcibly displaced.

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