Promoting Consumer Education: Trends, Policies and Good Practices
OECD Publishing, Mar 19, 2009 - Business & Economics - 189 pages
Consumers today are challenged by growing amounts of information and wider choices of products. To make good choices in increasingly complex markets, they must develop a greater range of skills and knowledge. This can be greatly facilitated through improved awareness and education.
This publication examines the approaches that governments use to promote consumer education in OECD and some non-OECD countries, highlighting the policies and measures that have been particularly effective. It also analyses recent trends, the role of stakeholders, steps being taken to evaluate the effectiveness of current programmes and the principal challenges.