All work in Sierra Leone is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework UNSDCF Sierra Leone 2020-2023. It features four priority outcomes.

The outcomes are based on the Government´s Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023 as well as United Nations Country Team assessment (Common Country Analysis (CCA)) of the current development climate and identification of key areas where a united UN voice will lead to action.

This framework highlights the key priority areas and outcomes, the SDGs and the MTNDP priorities:

1. Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security: By 2023, Sierra Leone benefits from a more productive, commercialized and sustainable agriculture, improved food and nutrition security, and increased resilience to climate change and other shocks.


×           Cluster Two: Diversifying the economy and promoting growth.

×           Cluster Five: Empowering Women, Children, Adolescents & Persons with Disabilities

×           Cluster Seven: Addressing vulnerabilities and building resilience.

SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 10, SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15, SDG 16.


2. Transformational Governance: By 2023, people in Sierra Leone benefit from more gender and youth responsive institutions that are innovative, accountable, and transparent at all levels and can better advance respect for human rights and the rule of law, equity, peaceful coexistence, and protection of boys and girls, women and men including those with disability. ×           Cluster Four: Governance and accountability for results


SDG 5, SDG 16.


3. Access to Basic Services : By 2023, the population of Sierra Leone, particularly the most disadvantaged and vulnerable, will benefit from increased and more equitable access to and utilization of quality education, healthcare, energy and water, and sanitation and hygiene services, including during emergencies. ×           Cluster One: Human capital development

×           Cluster Three: Infrastructure and economic competitiveness


SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 10, SDG 16.


4. Protection and empowerment of the most vulnerable: By 2023, the most vulnerable, particularly women, youth, adolescents and children (especially girls), and persons living with disabilities are empowered and benefit from increased social protection services, economic and social opportunities. ×           Cluster One: Human capital development.

×           Cluster Five: Empowering women, children, and persons with disabilities.

×           Cluster Six: Youth employment, sports, and migration.

SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 11, SDG 13, SDG 16.



Here you may find more information on the UNSDCF Sierra Leone 2020-2023.

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UNSDCF Sierra Leone

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