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 Sound and safe institutions governed by clear regulations  Financial and institutional sustainability, to ensure continuity and certainty of investment Financial Inclusion and related themes: Financial Inclusion, Financial Literacy and Financial Consumer Protection are complementary concepts rather than alternatives. In order to improve financial inclusion, it is important to focus on both the demand side (through financial literacy initiatives) and the supply side (through products tailored to people needs) as well as financial consumer protection measures. Financial Inclusion creates opportunities for many excluded consumers from the financial market to achieve more financial stability. Financial inclusion combines both economic and social development dimensions along with the commercial practice of banking and finance as it creates opportunities for many excluded consumers. It is now well recognized that financial inclusion is a key part of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to ending global poverty, achieving gender equality and ensuring environmental sustainability. Financial Inclusion Goals: The United Nations defines the goals of financial inclusion as follow:  Access at a reasonable cost for all households to a full range of financial services, including savings or deposit services, payment and transfer services, credit and insurance  Competition to ensure choice and affordability for clients