In July 2023, the OECD gathered key local stakeholders from public authorities (the Central Bank of Yemen) as well as representatives of financial institutions and prominent banks, alongside international and regional experts. The dialogues were organised in the context of the EU-OECD Project on Promoting Economic Resilience in Yemen, they took place in Aman, Jordan.
This workshop was built on the outputs mentioned above:
- Environmental scan of financial consumer protection regulation, institutions, and activities in Yemen
- Financial inclusion and financial literacy data collection exercise.
The objectives of the workshop were to:
- present and discuss the outputs of the project relating to financial consumer protection, financial inclusion, and financial education (the environmental scan and the results of the data collection exercise)
- hear examples from selected country representatives from the region and beyond about their financial consumer protection approaches and financial education programmes, discuss and ask questions
- consider the key learnings for Yemeni stakeholders in terms of practical implementation of financial consumer protection laws and regulations, and financial education programmes in Yemen.
The EU-OECD project “Promoting Economic Resilience in Yemen” is financed by the European Union and implemented by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Starting in September 2020 and with a total duration of three years, it aims to strengthen the socio-economic resilience of Yemen in order to create viable conditions for economic growth and private sector development. The project is implemented in partnership with the Yemeni Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.