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Principle 1 of the Core Principles prescribes that the two primary public policy objectives for deposit insurance systems are to protect depositors and to contribute to financial stability.

This Guidance Paper provides an update on the public policy objectives of deposit insurance systems in different jurisdictions, taking into account recent developments and, where possible, illustrates the policy rationale behind changes in objectives.

It offers supporting guidance points for the effective implementation of Principle 1 (“Public Policy Objectives") of the IADI Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems.