Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Pacific Growth to Pick Up in 2014

Economic growth in the Pacific is projected to rise to 5.4% in 2014 from 4.8% in 2013, according to ADB's latest Asian Development Outlook 2014, launched in Sydney. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

Making Cities Safer and Improving Lives in the Pacific

As more people move into cities in the Pacific, the region can build resilience against climate change, drive economic growth and improve health and education, says new ADB report. Read More


Samoa is well advanced in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. 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 and maternal mortality has been reduced. The country is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of environmental sustainability.

ADB's country operations business plan (COBP), 2014-2016, for Samoa is closely aligned with the Strategy for the Development of Samoa, 2012-2016. The plan identifies operational priorities in energy, information and communication technology, and water and sanitation.

Fast Facts

0.19 (2012)
Population in millions

0.8% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

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

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
32.87 / 17.65
Agriculture (8)
15.06 / 8.09
Education (2)
47.66 / 25.60
Energy (8)
23.50 / 12.62
Finance (6)
3.50 / 1.88
Industry and Trade (1)
12.96 / 6.96
Transport and ICT (4)
10.78 / 5.79
Water Supply (2)
39.86 / 21.41
Multisector (4)
186.19 / 100.00
TOTAL (35)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2012