This paper aims at discussing how financial education can contribute to equality of opportunity by improving financial – as well as social and even digital – inclusion. Ad hoc programs have been gaining momentum within the framework of sustainable development: despite some criticism, the need to fight financial exclusion is widely felt and unquestionable support stems from the 2030 Agenda that dates back to 2015. Its set of strategic goals acts as a stimulus to emphasize the role of new methodologies – such as those pertaining to e-teaching and e-learning – and to disseminate best practices that may help to promote equal opportunities in terms of access to appropriate financial services; more recently, the importance of universalizing financial inclusion has been highlighted by the global spread of covid-19 that has affected the financial system, as well as the economic, professional and social environments. Conclusions draw upon the challenges ahead, that are worth meeting to the benefit not only of the targeted groups – including the unbanked and underbanked – but also of society as a whole.

Financial Education and Equal Opportunities

Margherita Mori
2020

Abstract

This paper aims at discussing how financial education can contribute to equality of opportunity by improving financial – as well as social and even digital – inclusion. Ad hoc programs have been gaining momentum within the framework of sustainable development: despite some criticism, the need to fight financial exclusion is widely felt and unquestionable support stems from the 2030 Agenda that dates back to 2015. Its set of strategic goals acts as a stimulus to emphasize the role of new methodologies – such as those pertaining to e-teaching and e-learning – and to disseminate best practices that may help to promote equal opportunities in terms of access to appropriate financial services; more recently, the importance of universalizing financial inclusion has been highlighted by the global spread of covid-19 that has affected the financial system, as well as the economic, professional and social environments. Conclusions draw upon the challenges ahead, that are worth meeting to the benefit not only of the targeted groups – including the unbanked and underbanked – but also of society as a whole.
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