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Making financial education work for society; updated strategy for Wijzer in geldzaken

Wijzer in geldzaken (The Money Wise Platform) is the national financial education platform in the Netherlands with partners from the financial sector, government, public information and consumer organisations, and science.

In 2008 these partners joined forces to strengthen the consumer's financial consciousness and literacy. Each partner contributes to the effort from its own role and responsibilities.

After five successful years Wijzer in Geldzaken wanted to evaluate its performance and define a strategic action plan for the next five years. Steward Redqueen was invited as the strategic advisor for this project. In close cooperation with the Wijzer in geldzaken team we identified various ways to focus activities and help the organisation to continue making an impact (early 2014).

Olaf Simonse, the director of Wijzer in Geldzaken, says: "In Steward Redqueen we found a knowledgeable partner that was very keen on working with us instead of working for us. We didn’t want a consultant who was going to say what we should do. We wanted a sparring partner who would challenge us and help raise the bar for making even more impact in the future. Steward Redqueen did just that. It was a pleasure to work with them".

We wanted a sparring partner who would challenge us and help raise the bar for making even more impact in the future. Steward Redqueen did just that. It was a pleasure to work with them
Olaf Simonse
Director of Wijzer in Geldzaken