Plan Your GMW

Plan Your Global Money Week

Global Money Week 2021 may be different from how it was organised in the past due to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, it is now more important and relevant than ever to continue and enhance conversations with children and young people around money issues, so that they can feel confident in their skills and knowledge about managing financial matters. We encourage everyone to be active during the GMW, while at the same time to be safe and prudent and put the health of those involved in GMW activities ahead of anything else.

When organising GMW2021, please make sure to:

  • Respect the national and local safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • Prioritise digital interaction when in person activities are not recommended.

How does Global Money Week Campaign work?
In brief, organisations across the world organise their own GMW events during the Week, and share news, photos and information with the GMW Secretariat. News of all these activities are linked to each other via social media, and the GMW website.

How to plan Global Money Week in your country?

  • Explore GMW website for country overviews, available resources and inspiring ideas for your GMW.
  • If you are a public institution that is already an OECD/INFE full or regular member, you may take the lead of GMW in your country, identifying goals you wish to achieve, engaging partners you wish you collaborate with, and coordinating the activities of all stakeholders in your country.
  • If you are not a public institution or not an OECD/INFE full or regular member, check if there is one in your country and get in touch with them so that you can all coordinate to achieve higher impact.
  • If there is no OECD/INFE full or regular member institutions in your country, but your institution would like to join, get in touch with our team, so that we can support you through the process.
  • Collaborate with a range of organisations and institutions to plan GMW branded events and activities. Share your plans with the GMW Secretariat!
  • Please contact the GMW Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit here.

GMW national coordinators
GMW national coordinators are full or regular OECD/INFE members. In countries where no OECD/INFE full or regular member exists, public authorities are invited to take the leading role in the coordination of the GMW campaign. GMW national coordinators are expected to carry out the following tasks, if possible and appropriate, according to national circumstances:

  • Ex-ante coordination: identifying GMW initiatives planned in the home country by public, private and non-profit institutions, encouraging coordination among involved parties, and reporting expected GMW activities in the country to the GMW Secretariat through the pre-form;
  • Promoting participation in GMW at country level, by encouraging potentially interested institutions to join;
  • Being the focal point at country level for information requests by interested or participating institutions about GMW and for communications with the GMW Secretariat;
  • Liaising and communicating with private sector participants, if any, to clarify that their initiatives should not contain commercial messages;
  • Ex-post coordination: collecting information about activities implemented during the GMW in the home country and reporting back to the GMW Secretariat through ex-post forms.

High-level guidance on the involvement of the private and not-for-profit sector in GMW
Participation of private and not-for-profit stakeholders in Global Money Week should:

  • Be aligned and coordinated with public authorities-led strategies and programmes. Participation through national industry associations or self-regulatory bodies may be preferable to individual organisations’ participation;
  • Comply with principles or codes of conduct on the involvement of private and not-for-profit stakeholders in financial education, where such principles or codes of conduct exist;
  • Clearly avoid commercial activities, ensuring there is no promotion of specific financial products and/or services aimed either at young people or their parents, tutors etc.;
  • Leverage and use financial literacy programmes or educational resources that are impartial, objective, of high quality and fair.

How do we support you to organise your Global Money Week?
We support you in the following ways:

  • Developing resources that can help plan your Week (toolkit, brochure, GMW logos, etc.) See more at ‘Resources’ section on the website.
  • Exploring ideas and offering advice to help you run a successful GMW.
  • Linking you to national coordinators, or other partners in your country and worldwide.
  • Organising webinars prior to GMW2021 to share GMW updates and resources and meet other participants.
  • Organising regional and global launches.
  • Collecting data from participants all over the world to generate GMW Reports with country highlights.

Is there a fee to take part?
Absolutely not! All that we ask from you is that you keep us updated on your Global Money Week activities.

Tips for planning your GMW event!

  • Don’t forget to add GMW to your annual event calendar!
  • Contact your affiliated institutions, businesses, sponsors, and schools to inform them about the Week, and get them involved in GMW Campaign
  • Explore ideas for potential events in ‘Activities’ section
  • Get inspired by earlier events by reading GMW Reports published during 2013-2019
  • Take fun photos and videos with GMW logos and share them with others

Please make sure to fill-out the GMW2021 Post-Form before 16 April 2021

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We look forward to hearing about your GMW2021 celebrations, collect photos and videos! Therefore, please make sure to fill out the GMW2021 Post-Form before 16 April 2021 to report on the events and activities that you organised during the Week. In addition, this way we can include your events in the GMW Report 2021 and share your celebrations with others.

  • If you were the national coordinator of GMW2021 in your country, then please complete this GMW2021 Post-Form here. To see an example of the ‘GMW2021 Post-Form for National Coordinators’ click here.
  • If there was no GMW national coordinator in your country, please complete this GMW2021 Post-Form here. To see an example of the ‘GMW2021 Post-Form for Individual Organisations’ click here.

How can you send your photos or videos to GMW Team?

  • Option 1: For only a couple of photos, please email them directly to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Option 2: For sending all your photos or forwarding any larger files, please use WeTransfer or DropBox, and send a link to your files to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE NOTE! Any media, especially photos and videos featuring young people, can only be submitted to the OECD if the appropriate consent has been obtained from the young people portrayed, their parents, legal guardians, and/or photographers as relevant, to ensure that these materials may be widely published. The Global Money Week Initiative is subject to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy of the OECD website.

Please ensure that the photo/video permission request form filled in and signed by your organisation is submitted to the OECD alongside any photos/videos. Please note that, without this signed form, the OECD will NOT be in a position to use the submitted photos/videos for any of its GMW2021 reporting activities (website, annual report etc.)

Download photo request form here. Download video request form here.