Results of ADB-Supported Operations: Samoa

ADB has been Samoa's development partner since 1966. The results of this partnership can be seen in many signs of modernization: from the tracery of power lines along the winding coastal roads to the long, low school buildings at the heart of every village and the myriad small businesses dotting the country. ADB has been a key partner in the country’s impressive economic progress.

Over the first 3 decades, ADB's support focused on energy, transport and telecommunications, as well as in agriculture and forestry. ADB supported the establishment of the Samoa Development Bank. From 2000, ADB focused on improving infrastructure (education and sanitation), increasing access to services, and helping create the basis for a vibrant private sector.

The country brief summarizes how the partnership between the Government of Samoa and ADB has contributed to the development of the country.

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Results of ADB-Supported Operations in Samoa, 2010-2013

Water

Households with new or improved sanitation between 2010-2013: 100

All additional households that benefit from projects offering a variety of sanitation systems to households that either did not benefit from sanitation systems before or benefit from systems of lesser order, and households that are already benefiting from sanitation services but are provided with improved service, e.g., sewer connection, septic tank, pour-flush, simple pit latrine, or ventilated improved pit latrine.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project (Supplementary Loan)
Project 2440 9/12/2008 5/9/2011 Successful 21
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project 0114 9/12/2008 5/9/2011 Successful 17
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project 2026 11/27/2003 5/9/2011 Successful 62

* Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12-24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.

Waste water treatment capacity added or improved between 2010-2013: 1,400 cubic meters per day

Maximum cubic meters of wastewater intake per day at the new or improved treatment plant, excluding waste treatment capacity of septic tanks and the removal of the waste.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project (Supplementary Loan)
Project 2440 9/12/2008 5/9/2011 Successful 294
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project 0114 9/12/2008 5/9/2011 Successful 238
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project 2026 11/27/2003 5/9/2011 Successful 868

* Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12-24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.

Land improved through irrigation, drainage and/or flood management between 2010-2013: 13 hectares

Rural land area improved through any new or improved: (i) irrigation, (ii) drainage services, and (iii) flood management works.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project (Supplementary Loan)
Project 2440 9/12/2008 5/9/2011 Successful 3
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project 0114 9/12/2008 5/9/2011 Successful 2
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project 2026 11/27/2003 5/9/2011 Successful 8

* Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12-24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.

Households with reduced flood risk between 2010-2013: 375

Rural land area improved through any new or improved: (i) irrigation, (ii) drainage services, and (iii) flood management works.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project (Supplementary Loan)
Project 2440 9/12/2008 5/9/2011 Successful 150
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project 2026 11/27/2003 5/9/2011 Successful 225

* Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12-24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.

The table includes projects completed during the period, and funded by ADB's ordinary capital resources and/or the Asian Development Fund, cofinanciers, and the government. The outputs presented are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. ADB monitors progress on these outputs in the annual Development Effectiveness Review. The numbers represent the sum of outputs and beneficiaries of individual projects. Therefore, the beneficiary numbers reported under education—teachers trained, and students benefitting from school improvement programs or direct support—include those who benefited from more than one project.

Source: ADB project completion reports