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

ADB to Invest $228 Million in Energy Projects in Pacific for 2015-2017

ADB will invest $228 million in energy projects in the Pacific in the next 3 years to help countries reduce heavy reliance on fossil fuels and support sustainable and environment-friendly growth. Read More

Greater Employment Challenges in the Pacific Looming

Economies across the Pacific need to create more jobs for their rapidly growing young populations. Read More

Making It Easier to Do Business in the Pacific

An ADB-supported project is easing business procedures in Pacific island countries following a successful pilot program in the Solomon Islands. Read More


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.

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2014-2016 (July 2013) 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 (2012)
Population in millions

0.8% (2010-2012)
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