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.

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

Results of ADB-Supported Operations in Samoa, 2004-2012

As of 31 December 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Education
Classrooms built or upgraded (number) 114
Teachers trained (number) 2,739
Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support (number) 10,699
Finance
Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 681
Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached (number) 853
Water
Wastewater treatment capacity created (cubic meters) 1,400
New households served with sanitation (number) 100
Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management (hectares) 13

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

Classrooms built or upgraded between 2004-2012: 114

Classrooms cover (i) classrooms; (ii) laboratory rooms, including those for science, computers, and languages; (iii) lecture halls; (iv) libraries and workshop facilities; (v) auditoriums; and (vi) sports facilities, which may include gyms, and basketball and volleyball courts.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
30175: Education Sector Project   1752 09-May-00 13-Apr-06 Successful 114
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Teachers trained between 2004-2012: 2,739

The number of teachers or professors trained over the duration of the project as a result of the project, both pre-service in order to become teachers; and in-service, for teachers to acquire or improve their teaching capacity. Teachers refer to those employed in formal primary, secondary, and tertiary education.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
30175: Education Sector Project   1752 09-May-00 13-Apr-06 Successful 2,739
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support between 2004-2012: 10,699

Students benefiting from (i) school improvement programs (at the end of the project); or (ii) having received direct support through scholarships, feeding, or similar programs (total number over the duration of the project). School improvement programs include civil works and provision of equipment or furniture.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
30175: Education Sector Project   1752 09-May-00 13-Apr-06 Successful 10,699
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached between 2004-2012: 681

All those reached by microfinance lending or saving group activities of the project will be counted, including participants in self-help groups.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
33167: Small Business Development   1785 21-Nov-00 30-Sep-08 Partly successful 681
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached between 2004-2012: 853

The definition of SME follows the definition as generally used in the country of the project.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
33167: Small Business Development   1785 21-Nov-00 30-Sep-08 Partly successful 853
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Wastewater treatment capacity created between 2004-2012: 1,400 cubic meters

Wastewater treatment capacity added is equivalent to the maximum amount of cubic meter (m3) of waste water at the new or improved treatment plant intake per day. It excludes waste treatment capacity of septic tanks and the removal of the waste. Sewage received from residential, non-residential, and non-trade waste sources includes volumes collected in the sewage system due to storm water, illegal connection inflows, and infiltration to the sewerage system. Residential (domestic) sewage is the waterborne waste derived from human origin comprising fecal matter, urine, and liquid household waste from water closet pans, sinks, baths, basins, and similar fixtures designed for use in private dwellings.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project Loan L2026 27-Nov-03 9-May-11 Successful 868
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project (Supplementary Loan) Loan L2440 12-Sep-08 9-May-11 Successful 294
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project Grant G0114 12-Sep-08 9-May-11 Successful 238
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

New households served with sanitation between 2004-2012: 100

This refers to 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 benefited from systems of lesser order. The situation at the end of the project is to be reflected.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project Loan L2026 27-Nov-03 9-May-11 Successful 62
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project (Supplementary Loan) Loan L2440 12-Sep-08 9-May-11 Successful 21
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project Grant G0114 12-Sep-08 9-May-11 Successful 17
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management between 2004-2012: 13 hectares

The rural land area improved through new/improved irrigation (and drainage) services and/or flood management. This indicator is the aggregate of 2 sub-indicators: (i) land area improved through irrigation (and drainage) services in hectares, and (ii) land area improved through flood management in hectares.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project Loan L2026 27-Nov-03 9-May-11 Successful 8
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project (Supplementary Loan) Loan L2440 12-Sep-08 9-May-11 Successful 3
28314: Sanitation and Drainage Project Grant G0114 12-Sep-08 9-May-11 Successful 2
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.