- Our Impact

Our Impact and the SDGs

The LIC project was launched prior to the announcement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet with activities which are directly or indirectly contributing to the progress made on several goals and targets. These are predominantly SDG 2, 5, 8, 9 and 17 as presented below. However, the SIFF investments are technically addressing several other Goals such as SDG 6 through improved irrigation schemes. 



SDG Target

Examples of LIC  activities



2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and the incomes of small-scale food producers through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets, and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

- Piloting an innovative and cost efficient land use planning approach 

- Cluster and value chain studies

- SIFF investments in 12 value chains


5.5 ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life.

Female PPD participation and support of female entrepreneurs and business owners



8.3 promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises including through access to financial services.

- Establishment and facilitation of PPD platforms since 2014

- Construction of One stop Business Centres

- Development of District Business Databases  

- Participatory formulation of Local Business Environment Reform plans


9.3 increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, particularly in developing countries, to financial services including affordable credit and their integration into value chains and markets.

Support LIC beneficiaries via the SIFF fund to obtain single digit commercial loans and scale projects beyond SIFF investments.



17.1 strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.


LIC Support to the LGAs with Point of Sales Machines for improved local revenue collection.