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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

ADB's country operations business plan, 2015-2017, maintains the focus of ADB’s Pacific Approach, which aims to deliver sustained, resilient, and improved standards of living for the people and 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