The BBVA Center for Financial Education and Capability has launched the first ‘Call for Expressions of Interest,' an initiative aimed at fostering academic research in financial education and inclusion. This first edition will focus on six areas that address different global issues from diverse perspectives.
BBVA’s Center for Financial Education and Capability has launched its first ‘Call for Expressions of Interest’ (EOI), with the purpose of encouraging researchers, research teams, and research organizations to conduct rigorous research on financial education related to issues with a worldwide reach, especially in the following areas:
- Financial education in the digital world, new financial services providers (fintech).
- Financial health.
- Financial education and the gender gap.
- Behavioral economics and financial education.
- Financial education and sustainable finance.
- New methodologies in the measurement of financial education.
The EOI 2018 will devote a total of €50,000 to fund the selected research projects. With this initiative, the Center for Financial Education and Capability takes another step toward delivering on the purpose that inspired its creation one year ago: promoting financial knowledge and helping people build skills that will allow them to improve their lives and access better opportunities.
In its first year of life, the Center has established itself as one of the world’s most influential voices in the promotion and dissemination of financial knowledge.
In its first year of life, the Center has established itself as one of the world’s most influential voices in the promotion and dissemination of financial knowledge. A status underpinned by the success of the first edition of Edufin Summit, an event hosted in Mexico City in June 2017, which brought together some of the top experts in financial education and inclusion.
The Center for Financial Education and Capability is an initiative promoted by BBVA, in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial education and inclusion organizations and institutions, including the World Bank, the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the European Banking Federation (EBF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Ibero-American General Secretariat, the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), the Centre for Financial Inclusion, as well as a wide range of institutions from the public sector, specialized associations, consumers groups, and NGOs.