OECD Governments officially recognised the importance of financial literacy in 2002 with the launch of a comprehensive project on financial education. In 2008, the project was further enhanced through the creation of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE). Today, the OECD-INFE has high-level membership from 260 public institutions - including central banks, ministries of finance and ministries of education - in over 115 countries.

The OECD-INFE meets twice a year to share country experiences and discuss strategic directions and  outputs, building on data collection and policy analysis. Network members use a password-protected collaborative working space to promote and support the exchange of views.

The OECD International Gateway for Financial Education, also created in 2008, disseminates relevant research and analysis undertaken by the OECD, INFE network members and other institutions. The Gateway is now widely recognised as a global clearinghouse for financial education and awareness, containing information on financial education programmes in more than 90 countries.

The Gateway provides major financial education stakeholders worldwide with the possibility to submit information relating to their programmes and initiatives or research work.