Sustainable Development Goal 16

Peace, justice, and strong institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

We cannot hope for sustainable development without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law. Yet our world is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is not inevitable and must be addressed.

Armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth, and often resulting in grievances that last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict, or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk

The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to end conflict and insecurity. Promoting the rule of law and human rights are key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.

Sierra Leone Facts and Figures

Source: Statistics Sierra Leone

 

Proportion of children under 5 years of age whose births have been reigstered with a civil authority (%) 

81.10%

 

 

Proportion of persons on remand without indictment in the capital of Freetown 

35.60%

 

 

Corruption perception index (0-100) 

30.00

 

 

Homicides (per 100,000) 

1.70

 

 

Feel safe walking at night (%) 

55.40%

 

 

Prison population (per 100,000) 

58.00

 

Sierra Leone IndicatorsBaselineSource of Baseline Data (Date)CurrentSource Page NumberSource of Current Data (Date)Targets
By End 2020By End 2025By End 2030
16.1.1 Homicides (per 100,000)1.7UNODC (2015)   1.61.51.4
16.1.2 Prison population (per 100,000)52ICPR (2014)58N/ASLCS (Sept 2018)<100<100<100
16.1.3 Feel safe walking at night (%)55.40%Gallup (2015)   63.63%71.87%80.10%
16.3.7 Proportion of persons on remand without indictment in the capital of Freetown51.00%Legal Aid Board (2016)35.60%N/ALegal Aid Board (As of 9 Mar 2019)35%30%25%
16.5.1 Corruption perception index (0-100)29Transparency Interntional (2015)30N/ATransparency Interntional (2018)39.3749.7360.1
16.6.1 Government Efficiency (1-7)3.2WEF (2015)3N/AWEF (2016)3.674.134.6
16.6.2 Property Rights (1-7)3.3WEF (2015)3.6N/AWEF (2016)3.734.174.6
16.9.1 Proportion of children under 5 years of age whose births have been registered with a civil authority (%)76.70%DHS (2013)81.10%14MICS6 (2017)83.83%90.97%98.10%