Financial Capability, Financial Competence and Wellbeing in Rural Fijian Households

  • December 19, 2017


This quantitative research of rural Fijian households looks at how financial literacy, particularly when coupled with access to a savings account, leads to improved household finances and well-being.

Some interesting findings around the role of women and better financial management skills of women suggest that financial literacy programmes for women can have greater impact than those for men.

The report also includes evidence that financial priorities shift such that educated households invest more in their families and business and relatively less on community obligations.