Plenary session 4
Topic: What can we learn from other
Speaker: Diana Crossan, Chief Executive,
Wellington Free Ambulance (formerly Retirement Commissioner, New
Zealand Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement
Topic: Review of the New Zealand National
Strategy for Financial Literacy
Speaker: David Kneebone, Executive Director,
New Zealand Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement
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What can we learn from other countries?
- We must evaluate our work and make it available to the
- Shared responsibility
- Leadership and collaboration
- Life long learning
- Delivery and promotion
Country by country:
- United States: bureaucratic, not enough cross sector
- United Kingdom: persistance, compulsory education in
- Canada: systematic, will have a task force for 18 months
- Czech Republic: enshrined in legislation
- Brazil: focused decision, focus on schools, funding from World
- Netherlands: co-operation and leadership, Princess as
- New Zealand: multi-sector buy-in, one size doesn't fit all,
work with what you've got, get the right people in your tent
Review of the New Zealand National Strategy for
We are asking the big questions:
- Why bother?
- What are the contributing factors?
- How relevant are all the various theories?
- What are the micro and macro-economic outcomes?
- How to achieve the greatest impact to the most people over the
- Funding models to be put forward
- Recommend regulatory changes
- Independent review
Right now, all influence and no power - how can the government
better meet its obligations?
Last updated: 17 Dec 2015