Sustainable Development Goal 11

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

More than half of us  live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity 6.5 billion people will be urban. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces.

The rapid growth of cities a result of rising populations and increasing migration has led to a boom in mega-cities, especially in the developing world, and slums are becoming a more significant feature of urban life.

Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.

Sierra Leone Facts and Figures

Source: Stastics Sierra Leone


Improved water source, piped (% of urban population with access)




PM2.5 in urban areas (ug/m3)



Sierra Leone IndicatorsBaselineSource of Baseline Data (Date)CurrentSource Page NumberSource of Current Data (Date)Targets
By End 2020By End 2025By End 2030
11.1.3 Improved water source, piped (% of urban population with access)11.50%WHO & UNICEF (2016)   40.37%69.23%98.10%
11.6.1 PM2.5 in urban areas (ug/m3)23.9%Brauer et al. (2015)   19.23%14.57%9.9%