Sierra Leone

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General

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Population - 2016
7.40M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2016 7,396,190
2015 7,237,025
2014 7,079,162
2013 6,922,079
2012 6,766,103
2011 6,611,692
2010 6,458,720
2009 6,310,260
2008 6,165,372
2007 6,015,417
2006 5,848,692
2005 5,658,379
2004 5,439,695
2003 5,199,549
2002 4,957,216
2001 4,739,147
2000 4,564,297
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2011
52.9
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Year Value
2011 52.900
2003 66.400
Human Development Index Value - 2015
0.42
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Source: United Nations Development Programme
The Human Development Index (HDI) is an index used to rank countries by level of "human development" by the United Nations Development Programme. The HDI combines normalized measures of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. It is claimed as a standard means of measuring human development.
Year Value
2015 0.420
2014 0.431
2013 0.426
2012 0.413
2011 0.401
2010 0.392
2009 0.384
2008 0.375
2007 0.367
2006 0.357
2005 0.348
2004 0.341
2003 0.332
2002 0.322
2001 0.306
2000 0.302
Human Development Index Rank - 2015
179
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Source: Human Development Index
The Human Development Index (HDI) is an index used to rank countries by level of "human development" by the United Nations Development Programme. The HDI combines normalized measures of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. It is claimed as a standard means of measuring human development.
Year Value
2015 179
2014 181
2013 183
2012 184
Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index Score - 2015
38.6
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Source: Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index The ND-GAIN Country Index, summarises a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience.
Year Value
2015 38.584
2014 38.294
2013 37.484
2012 38.110
2011 37.097
2010 36.884
2009 35.307
2008 35.452
2007 34.908
2006 34.176
GDP ($USD in Millions) - 2016
3.67K
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2016 3,669
2015 4,252
2014 5,015
2013 4,920
2012 3,802
2011 2,943
2010 2,617
2009 2,490
2008 2,505
2007 2,158
2006 1,885
2005 1,628
2004 1,431
2003 1,371
2002 1,239
2001 1,079
2000 636
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2015
40
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Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
2.70M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 2,704,439
2014 2,731,502
2013 2,755,490
2012 2,776,538
2011 2,794,799
2010 2,810,210
2009 2,824,316
2008 2,836,775
2007 2,843,111
2006 2,836,659
2005 2,812,892
2004 2,768,063
2003 2,705,207
2002 2,634,797
2001 2,572,761
2000 2,488,275
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
58.1
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 58.091
2014 56.750
2013 55.405
2012 54.055
2011 52.702
2010 51.346
2009 49.987
2008 48.626
2007 47.263
2006 45.898
2005 44.533
2004 43.166
2003 41.795
2002 40.418
2001 39.037
2000 38.723
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2015
9.08
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ water source refers to drinking water from an improved source for which collection time exceeds 30 minutes for a round trip including queuing.
Year Value
2015 9.082
2014 8.882
2013 8.683
2012 8.484
2011 8.286
2010 8.087
2009 7.889
2008 7.692
2007 7.495
2006 7.298
2005 7.102
2004 6.906
2003 6.710
2002 6.513
2001 6.316
2000 6.255
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2015
17.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ water source refers to drinking water from an unprotected dug well or unprotected spring.
Year Value
2015 17
2014 17
2013 17
2012 17
2011 16
2010 16
2009 16
2008 16
2007 16
2006 16
2005 16
2004 16
2003 16
2002 16
2001 16
2000 16
% of Population using surface water - 2015
16.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Surface water’ refers to drinking water directly from a river, dam, lake, pond, stream, canal or irrigation canal.
Year Value
2015 16
2014 18
2013 19
2012 21
2011 23
2010 24
2009 26
2008 27
2007 29
2006 31
2005 32
2004 34
2003 36
2002 37
2001 39
2000 39
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
47.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 47
2014 45
2013 44
2012 42
2011 40
2010 39
2009 37
2008 35
2007 34
2006 32
2005 30
2004 29
2003 27
2002 25
2001 24
2000 24
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
75.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 75
2014 74
2013 73
2012 73
2011 72
2010 72
2009 71
2008 70
2007 70
2006 69
2005 69
2004 68
2003 67
2002 67
2001 66
2000 66

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
5.52M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 5,515,157
2014 5,417,034
2013 5,318,656
2012 5,220,283
2011 5,122,247
2010 5,024,392
2009 4,929,400
2008 4,836,486
2007 4,738,025
2006 4,623,559
2005 4,486,859
2004 4,323,449
2003 4,139,317
2002 3,951,403
2001 3,783,320
2000 3,652,255
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
14.5
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 14.536
2014 14.228
2013 13.922
2012 13.617
2011 13.313
2010 13.011
2009 12.711
2008 12.412
2007 12.114
2006 11.818
2005 11.524
2004 11.231
2003 10.938
2002 10.645
2001 10.352
2000 10.059
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2015
34.2
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ sanitation facilities refers to improved facilities shared between two or more households.
Year Value
2015 34.228
2014 33.473
2013 32.719
2012 31.964
2011 31.210
2010 30.456
2009 29.703
2008 28.951
2007 28.199
2006 27.448
2005 26.699
2004 25.950
2003 25.200
2002 24.448
2001 23.695
2000 22.939
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2015
32.4
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ sanitation facilities refers to the use of pit latrines without a slab or platform, hanging latrines or bucket latrines.
Year Value
2015 32.423
2014 33.002
2013 33.576
2012 34.146
2011 34.713
2010 35.275
2009 35.835
2008 36.390
2007 36.942
2006 37.491
2005 38.037
2004 38.579
2003 39.120
2002 39.660
2001 40.198
2000 40.735
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2015
18.8
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Open Defecation’ refers to the disposal of human faeces in fields, forests, bushes, open bodies of water, beaches or other open spaces, or with solid waste.
Year Value
2015 18.813
2014 19.297
2013 19.784
2012 20.273
2011 20.764
2010 21.257
2009 21.751
2008 22.247
2007 22.744
2006 23.242
2005 23.740
2004 24.239
2003 24.741
2002 25.246
2001 25.755
2000 26.267
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
8.00
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 8
2014 8
2013 8
2012 8
2011 7
2010 7
2009 7
2008 6
2007 6
2006 6
2005 6
2004 5
2003 5
2002 5
2001 4
2000 4
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
24.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 24
2014 24
2013 23
2012 23
2011 23
2010 23
2009 23
2008 22
2007 22
2006 22
2005 22
2004 21
2003 21
2002 21
2001 21
2000 21

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2014
13.2
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Basic’ hygiene refers to the availability of a handwashing facility on premises with soap and water.
Year Value
2014 13.190
2013 13.154
2012 13.119
2011 13.086
2010 13.053
2009 13.022
2008 12.992
2007 12.963
2006 12.936
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2014
53.6
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ hygiene refers to the availability of a handwashing facility on premises without soap and water.
Year Value
2014 53.582
2013 53.612
2012 53.642
2011 53.671
2010 53.698
2009 53.725
2008 53.750
2007 53.775
2006 53.798
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2014
33.2
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘No facility’ refers to no handwashing facility on premises.
Year Value
2014 33.228
2013 33.234
2012 33.239
2011 33.244
2010 33.248
2009 33.253
2008 33.257
2007 33.262
2006 33.266

WASH Finance

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Actual Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2012
0.41
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Year Value
2012 0.410
Planned Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2015
0.51
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Year Value
2015 0.510
2014 0.350
2013 0.310
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2015
1,110
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2015 1,112
2014 929
2013 532
2012 453
2011 407
2010 473
2009 452
2008 391
2007 1,132
2006 870
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2015
3.4
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2015 3.424
2014 8.651
2013 19.764
2012 11.444
2011 13.080
2010 10.440
2009 9.506
2008 11.419
2007 12.300
2006 4.973
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2015
0.31
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2015 0.310
2014 0.930
2013 3.720
2012 2.530
2011 3.210
2010 2.210
2009 2.100
2008 2.920
2007 1.090
2006 0.570
Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Water and Sanitation Received Per Capita without Access to Adequate Water and Sanitation ($USD) - 2015
0.44
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System and WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2015 0.442
2014 1.127
2013 2.607
2012 1.534
2011 1.792
2010 1.472
2009 1.389
2008 1.734
2007 1.935
2006 0.810

Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2015
51.3
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Year Value
2015 51.308
2014 50.879
2013 45.600
2012 45.300
2011 45.100
2010 44.800
2009 44.500
2008 44.100
2007 43.500
2006 42.900
2005 42.100
2004 41.300
2003 40.500
2002 39.600
2001 38.800
2000 38.100
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
120
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Year Value
2015 120
2014 126
2013 133
2012 142
2011 151
2010 160
2009 170
2008 179
2007 188
2006 196
2005 204
2004 211
2003 217
2002 224
2001 230
2000 236
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2015
2.19K
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Source: The Lancet
Year Value
2015 2,189
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2015
1.27K
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Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from The Lancet Read our blog on WASH related Diarrheal Disease to learn more.
Year Value
2015 1,270
Number of deaths due to Diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
216
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Source: The Lancet
Year Value
2015 216
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Water Point - 2011
62.0
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% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Sanitation Facility - 2012
78.0
×
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Hygiene Point - 2011
95.0
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% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2013
38.0
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Year Value
2013 38
Cholera Cases Reported - 2013
377.00
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Year Value
2013 377
2012 23,124
2008 62
2007 2,219
2006 2,560
2005 6
2004 513
1999 863
1998 2,098
1995 10,285
1994 9,709

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
48.4
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Year Value
2015 48.400
2014 47.200
2012 44.500
% of Schools with Water Services - 2013
23.0
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Source: UNICEF, Advancing WASH in Schools Monitoring, 2015
Year Value
2013 23
2008 23
% of Schools with Sanitation Services - 2013
62.0
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Source: UNICEF, Advancing WASH in Schools Monitoring, 2015
Year Value
2013 62
2008 62

Infrastructures

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Total cost to extend basic water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000 USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
32.7K
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Year Value
2015 32,704
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
65.9K
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Year Value
2015 65,879
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
13.0K
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Year Value
2015 13,007
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
221K
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Year Value
2015 220,985
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
83.7M
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Year Value
2015 83,742,000

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 490,947
$ 490,947
$ 298,575
$ 298,575
$ 266,784
$ 266,784
$ 110,421
$ 110,421
$ 897
$ 897