Samoa and ADB

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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

The country operations business plan for 2015-2017 adheres to ADB’s Pacific Approach, which serves as the country partnership strategy for Samoa and aims to deliver sustained, resilient, and improved standards of living for the people.

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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

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