International

Uganda’s Small-Country Blueprint for Raising Financial Literacy

April 21, 2017

The Bank of Uganda began taking financial literacy seriously four years ago—seizing on a 2011 study documenting individuals’ poor access to financial products. Today, the

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‘Spocking a Fiver’ and Other Financial Literacy Lessons

March 14, 2017

In Canada, folks have taken to a peculiar practice with their currency. They call it “Spocking their fivers.” Individuals have been doing it for years,

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How India’s Financial Literacy Effort Set a Guinness World Record

March 2, 2017

When India launched its Jan-Dhan financial inclusion program two years ago, the goal was to get every citizen a bank account even though just 30%

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Financial Education Battle Reaches a Boil in Quebec

February 14, 2017

The fight over financial education in high school has reached a boil in Quebec, Canada, where a strong-minded education official is trying to ram through

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How Trump’s Travel Ban Ripples Through Global Financial Literacy Movement

February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump’s travel ban on certain Muslims is sending chills through the global education world, not least among those that promote financial education. At

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How Australia is Protecting its Lead as a Financial Literacy Pioneer

January 31, 2017

Australia ranks number one in its region and ninth in the world in financial literacy, according to the latest Standard & Poor’s Global Financial Literacy

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The Real Reason Kuala Lumpur is Pushing Financial Literacy

January 26, 2017

With its niche in Islamic finance, Malaysia seems bent on making Kuala Lumpur a global city and financial hub to rival its southern neighbor Singapore.

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Financial Literacy in This Country? Don’t Act on a Hot Tip!

January 19, 2017

When Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently unveiled the National Financial Literacy Programme for investors—the first of its kind in the country—she pledged the government’s

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