Sustainable Development Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The SDGs can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation. While official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 percent between 2000 and 2014, humanitarian crises brought on by conflict or natural disasters continue to demand more financial resources and aid. Many countries also require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.  

The world today is more interconnected than ever before. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital to achieve sustainable growth and development.

The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. Promoting international trade, and helping developing countries increase their exports, is all part of achieving a universal rules-based and equitable trading system that is fair and open, and benefits all.

Sierra Leone Facts and Figures

Source: Statistics Sierra Leone


Total Domestic Revenues as % of GDP (g7+) 




Proportion of households with mobile phones  




Minimum salary of grade 7 staff in the civil service 

USD $119.50



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




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




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



Sierra Leone IndicatorsBaselineSource of Baseline Data (Date)CurrentSource Page NumberSource of Current Data (Date)Targets
By End 2020By End 2025By End 2030
17.1.1 Total Domestic Revenues as % of GDP12.60%MoF (2017)13.70%N/AMoF (2018)17.50%20.00%20.00%
17.8.3.a Proportion of households with mobile phone54.90%SLDHS (2013)65.10%23MICS6 (2017)69.90%85.00%100.00%
17.8.3.b Proportion of women (15-49 years) with mobile phone  45.20%53MICS6 (2017)   
17.8.3.c Proportion of men (15-49 years) with mobile phone  64.80%54MICS6 (2017)   
17.14.1 Health, education and R&D spending (% GDP)14.70%UNDP (2015)   15.17%15.63%16.10%
17.19.1 Minimum salary of grade 7 staff in the civil serviceUSD $169.87HRMOUSD $119.50N/AHRMO (2018)USD $1,000USD $1,5000USD $2000