Economic StabilityFor about a decade government leaders of developed economies have recognized that the financial literacy of their populations is important, but only in the last few years have they begun to understand that it is also urgent. The worldwide financial crash showed how macroeconomic stability rests not just on the decisions of regulators and financial institutions, but on the financial choices of individual households as well. It takes just one weak link for the chain to fail. Financial education strengthens that consumer link. Back to Who We Serve: Government & Multilaterals