Financial Education Programme Design and Implementation: A course for policy-makers and practitioners


Financial Education Programme Design and Implementation: A course for policy-makers and practitioners

The course is available in English

This training programme brings together the accumulated experience, lessons learned and best practices on financial education from a variety of actors and institutions globally.

The course draws on more than  15 years’ experience in financial education at the ILO and its International Training Centre (the ITCILO), as well as on the experience of other leading agencies and practitioners.

Key features

Global and local practices and experiences accumulated as a result of wide engagement in developing financial education at various levels, from leading agencies and practitioners.

Explore current trends

Current trends and latest advancements in the way financial education programmes are designed and delivered.

Learn differently

Participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions in a dynamic learning environment, benefit from experts’ and participants’ knowledge.

Introduction to the course

This course focuses on designing and implementing a financial education strategy (national, institutional or local). Participants will discuss experiences, lessons learned and international practical knowledge gained in this field. They will be provided with relevant tools, frameworks and instruments, and will consider the best practices applied by various institutions and actors globally. The course will be grounded in the experience of financial education acquired over the past decade by the ILO, the ITCILO and other leading global agencies and practitioners. As an outcome of the course, participants will design financial-education outreach strategies for various target groups, produce specific action plans, and prepare for their next steps on returning to work.

Who attends this course?

This training course targets a wide range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, development practitioners, financial education strategy designers and implementers, and project managers in national and international organizations interested in financial education programmes.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will learn about current practices in provision of financial education to various groups of populations and become equipped with tools for designing your own strategies and practices.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Growing complexity of financial sectors and implications on financial literacy and education programmes
  • Financial education program: the design process
  • Review of the frameworks in place and global experiences
  • Establishing institutional and governing arrangements
  • Understanding various segments and profiling them
  • Role of partnerships in design and delivery
  • Examples and case studies of national programmes and projects and shared lessons learned
  • Designing the outreach strategy for various segments
Format and methodology
  • Structured knowledge-sharing sessions with an application of interactive learning methodologies 
  • Cutting-edge topics 
  • Opportunities to present the work that you are doing 
  • Participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions in a dynamic learning environment
Course delivery format

The course is delivered through the following components:

  • Total of 8 live online sessions are planned during the course of 2 weeks, with the following schedule: sessions per week, 2 on each Tuesday and 2 on each Thursday, unless otherwise agreed with the group.
  • Individual self-learning, activities and assignments, as well as group activities when possible

Each session’s duration is 1 hour 30 min, they will be delivered via zoom. The sessions are interactive and facilitated, with an application of adult learning methodologies.

The schedule will be adapted to the group composition and timezones. In case of conflicting timezones the default timezone will be CET or CEST Rome time.


Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of attendance.



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