A Broader View of Asian Poverty

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Aviation Safety and Security - ADB's Take

Developing safe air transport systems and airports is a critical task for all nations. The complex work requires that small and developing countries work together to pool their resources and expertise. Read More

Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More

Saving Lives with Reliable Electricity in Samoa

ADB has helped improve power supply in Samoa, improving the quality of life in the islands. Read More

Overview

Samoa is well advanced in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Poverty has fallen faster than the targeted rate, universal primary education has almost been achieved, gender disparity in primary and secondary education has been eliminated, and child mortality has been reduced. However, progress is needed in achieving environmental sustainability

ADB's country operations business plan, 2014-2016, adopts a harmonized approach to donor assistance with other development partners and maintains the focus of ADB’s Pacific Approach 2010-2014, which serves as the country partnership strategy for Samoa.

Fast Facts

0.19 (2013)
Population in millions

0.8% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

26.9% (2008)
Population living below the national poverty line

Proposed Projects

There are no proposed projects at this time.

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
32.87 / 13.50
Agriculture (8)
 
20.96 / 8.61
Education (3)
 
81.26 / 33.38
Energy (11)
 
23.50 / 9.65
Finance (6)
 
3.50 / 1.44
Industry and Trade (1)
 
41.36 / 16.99
Multisector (6)
 
14.00 / 5.75
Public Sector (1)
 
12.96 / 5.32
Transport and ICT (4)
 
13.00 / 5.34
Water Supply (3)
 
243.41 / 100.00
TOTAL (43)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013