Samoa and ADB
In the Spotlight
About 2.7 million metric tons of tuna is caught each year in the western and central Pacific.
Pacific Energy Update 2016 features two projects in Samoa that are helping diversify the country's energy mix and supplant diesel generation with clean, indigenous renewable energy.
Digital financial services (DFS) are effective means of enhancing financial inclusion in the Pacific but major challenges, including the establishment of reliable agent networks and the building of sufficient consumer trust still need to be addressed throughout the region.
Known as a reform-oriented country in the Pacific, Samoa has achieved significant development gains through ADB support in education, infrastructure, and other sectors.
Samoa continues to make progress in achieving its development goals. Poverty has fallen in urban centers, child mortality has been reduced, and the government has placed greater emphasis on environmental sustainability. Primary school education is now almost universal for children in Samoa, while gender disparity in both primary and secondary education has been eliminated.
With limited natural resources and a narrow economic base, Samoa’s economy is extremely vulnerable to external shocks. ADB has supported the government’s efforts to reform the economy, placing a focus on improving the business environment for private enterprise.
Projects in Samoa
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Average annual population growth rate in Samoa (2010-2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Samoa (Before 2010)Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.
Maternal mortality ratio in Samoa, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Samoa, in millions (2015)