Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

Sierra Leone Fact Sheet

 
Goal 1: No Poverty

 

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%

 

 
Goal 2: Zero Hunger

 

Proportion of national population in food poverty

52.60%

 

 

Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population)

25.50%

 

 

Proportion of children under-5 who are severly stunted (minus three standard deviations)

9.70%

 

 

Proportion of national budget allocated to agriculture

5.00%

 

 

Proportion of children under-5 who are severly underweight (minus three standard deviations)

3.70%

 

 

Rate of national food self-sufficiency 

81.20%

 

 
Goal 3: Good Health

and Well-Being

 

Infant mortality  per 1,000 live births 

56.00

 

 

Proportion of children 12 – 23 months vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases (tuberculosis, diptheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio and measles) 

68.70%

 

 

Adolescent birth rate (aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group

101

 

 

Proportion of births delivered in a health facility 

95.00%

 

 

Total Fertility Rate (TFR) for women of child bearing age (15-49 years) 

4.1

 

 

Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel 

81.70%

 

 
Goal 4: Quality Education

 

Proportion of girls completing primary education

65.10%

 

Proportion of girls completing senior secondary education

17.50%

 

 

Net primary school enrolment rate

65.40%

 

 

Youth literacy rate (persons aged 15-24) 

68.00%

 

 

Ratio of girls to boys in primary education

1.03

 

 

Adult literacy rate (literacy rate ages 15+) 

49.90%

 

 
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and

Strong Institutions

 

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

 

 
Goal 17: Partnerships for

the Goals

 

Total Domestic Revenues as % of GDP (g7+) 

13.70%

 

 

Proportion of households with mobile phones  

65.10%

 

 

Minimum salary of grade 7 staff in the civil service 

$119.50

 

 

Health, education and R&D spending (% GDP) 

14.7%

 

 

Proportion of men with mobile phones (15-49 years) 

64.80%

 

 

Proportion of women with mobile phones (15-49 years) 

45.20%

 

Facts

Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty has declined by more than half from 1.9 billion in 1990. However, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty. About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 per day.