Sustainable Development Goal 1

No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty dropped by more than half between 1990 and 2015, too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.

As of 2015, about 736 million people still lived on less than US$1.90 a day; many lack food, clean drinking water and sanitation. Rapid growth in countries such as China and India has lifted millions out of poverty, but progress has been uneven. Women are more likely to be poor than men because they have less paid work, education, and own less property.

Progress has also been limited in other regions, such as South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which account for 80 percent of those living in extreme poverty. New threats brought on by climate change, conflict and food insecurity, mean even more work is needed to bring people out of poverty.

The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. This involves targeting the most vulnerable, increasing basic resources and services, and supporting communities affected by conflict and climate-related disasters.

Sierra Leone Facts and Figures

Source: Stastics Sierra Leone

 

Proportion of national population in absolute poverty

53.80%

 

 

Proportion of national population in extreme poverty

13.50%

 

 

Proportion of national population  in multi-dimensional poverty

64.80%

 

 

Proportion of female-headed households in multi-dimensional poverty

65.90%

 

 

Proportion of male-headed households in multi-dimensional poverty

64.20%

 

 

Proportion of child population (under 18 years) in multi-dimensional poverty

69.60%

 

Sierra Leone IndicatorsBaselineSource of baseline data (Date)CurrentSource Page NumberSource of Current Data (Date)Targets
By End 2020By End 2025By End 2030
1.1.1 Proportion of national population in absolute poverty52.90%Agenda for Prosperity p.13/SLIHS (2011)53.80%SLIHS (2018)SLIHS (2018)44.10%35.30%26.50%
1.1.2 Proportion of national population in extreme poverty13.90%Agenda for Prosperity p.13/SLIHS (2011)13.50%SLIHS (2018)SLIHS (2018)9.30%4.60%0.00%
1.2.1 Proportion of national population in multi-dimensional poverty  64.80%OPHI Report (May 2019 p. 3)MICS6 (2017)   
1.2.2 Proportion of female-headed households in multi-dimensional poverty  65.90%OPHI Report (May 2019 p. 22)MICS6 (2017)   
1.2.3 Proportion of male-headed households in multi-dimensional poverty  64.20%OPHI Report (May 2019 p. 22)MICS6 (2017)   
1.2.4 Proportion of child population (under 18 years) in multi-dimensional poverty  69.60%OPHI Report (May 2019 p. 19)MICS6 (2017)