Learning to save
As a part of its scheme to encourage savings, the central bank of Bhutan has asked banks and financial institutions in the country to “adopt schools and appoint dedicated staff to deal with students and offer them swift services”. The deputy governor of the Bhutan Royal Monetary Authority has said that it has become necessary to encourage savings and to teach prudent financial management to students. Terming them the “future economic actors”, he said that their financial decisions will dictate the future of world economics.
The central bank of Bhutan has also published 5,000 comic books for primary schools in addition to producing audio-visual materials on counterfeit currency notes as a part of its financial literacy program.