1: End poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.25 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount, plus many people risk slipping back into poverty.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

How is it going?

So far, Sierra Leone has a red light for SDG 1 in the SDG Index and Dashboard Global Report. The Government of Sierra Leone is aiming to reduce absolute poverty to 44% by 2020, 36% by 2025 and 26% by 2030.

The proportion of extremely poor by national poverty lines should reduce from 13.9% in 2015 to  9.3% by 2020, t0 4.6% in 2025 and 0% in 2030.