Research and Evaluation

IFEC research initiatives

On-going research is essential to inform IFEC’s education initiatives. We are committed to monitoring the financial literacy level of Hong Kong people and identifying the knowledge and capability gaps that need to be filled.

Here are some of the research studies we have conducted over the past few years:





Evaluation of IFEC’s education initiatives

We pride ourselves on adopting an evidence-based approach to our education work which we achieve through robust evaluations of major initiatives. Listed below are the evaluation reports of IFEC’s major education programmes:

Primary schoolchildren

Secondary schoolchildren

Tertiary students



To encourage more efforts in ascertaining the impact of financial education, we have produced a practical guide to evaluating financial education programmes to share IFEC’s experience in programme evaluation.

IFEC grant for research into financial education

We also run an annual research grant programme to encourage rigorous research into the area of financial education among fellow financial education practitioners and academics.

Grants up to HKD500,000 are available depending on the scope of the project. A research grant committee consisting of leading local academics and financial education practitioners is formed to assess all applications while the IFEC administers and manages the operations.

Learn more about the research grant