Financial capability encompasses the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors of consumers with regard to managing their resources and understanding, selecting, and making use of financial services that fit their needs. The indicators on this page measure financial knowledge (financial literacy) and show the percentage of people with understanding of fundamental financial concepts, awareness of products/services, and basic numeracy skills. This knowledge is needed for making well-informed and sound decisions in increasingly sophisticated financial markets. A database query tool tool helps you evaluate the financial knowledge of different subgroups of the population. You can also generate graphs to compare countries.
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About Financial Capability and Consumer Protection
The Financial Capability and Consumer Protection surveys measure the internal capacity to take sound financial decisions, as well as the interaction of this capacity with the enabling environment. Measured external factors include the existing financial infrastructure and consumer protection mechanisms.