Raising the levels of financial literacy seems to be the way forward when it comes to making societies more inclusive and boosting citizen empowerment, ultimately contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. Although often not quoted as “financial education", fostering entrepreneurship and certain skills does provide citizens, and particularly the youth, with the necessary tools to succeed in life. In this respect and when adequately targeted, specific financial education programmes can foster gender equality. Moreover, financial education can play an important role when enhancing a greater understanding of the role of finance, a prerequisite to a fairer world. What role is finance in respect of financial education called to play to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Agenda, and where are the boundaries? Is financial education equal to empowerment, if so, how? What more could be done to champion good practice?
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