Sustainable Development Goal 7

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people with electricity increased from 78 to 87 percent, and the number of people without electricity dipped to just below one billion.

Yet as the population continues to grow, so will the demand for cheap energy, and an economy reliant on fossil fuels is creating drastic changes to our climate. Investing in solar, wind and thermal power, improving energy productivity, and ensuring energy for all is vital if we are to achieve SDG7 by 2030.

Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean and more efficient energy in all countries will encourage growth and help the environment.

Sierra Leone Facts and Figures

Source: Stastics Sierra Leone


Proportion of households using electricity for lighting




Access to non-solid fuels (% of polpulation)



Sierra Leone IndicatorsBaselineSource of baseline data (Date)CurrentSource Page NumberSource of Current Data (Date)Targets
By End 2020By End 2025By End 2030
7.1.1 Proportion of households using electricity for lighting23.00%SLDHS (2013)2320MICS6 (2017)30.67%38.33%46.00%
7.2.4 Access to non-solid fuels (% of polpulation)5.00%SE4ALL (2016)   31.70%58.40%85.10%