Abstract

This study determines the importance of financial education in contemporary societies. A review of various organizations for increasing financial education whose individual and societal importance has been internationally accepted is also offered. Towards this end initiatives undertaken by international organizations and national authorities are examined. Aspects of these initiatives that can be offered as best practices for developing nations are identified. For the Turkish case financial education examples that can be organized under public authority leadership, with NGO participation are collated. Various experiences about measuring and increasing financial literacy are examined. Among these are the implementations in Australia, Japan, England and the United States. It is put forth, in light of international experience, that increasing access to financial education and efficiency of financial services are possible through, informing, education and consulting.

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