Samoa: Consolidating Reform for Faster Economic Growth

Institutional Document | June 2008

This Public Sector Assessment for Samoa describes the macroeconomic background in the country, assesses challenges and opportunities for PSD, and contains recommendations for long-term and operational priorities for the development of the private sector.

ADB carries out Private Sector Assessments (PSAs) to identify constraints and opportunities for private sector development (PSD) in developing member countries (DMCs). PSAs serve as the basis for formulating the Country Strategy and Program, including strategic PSD projects. This PSA for Samoa describes the macroeconomic background in the country, assesses challenges and opportunities for PSD, and contains recommendations for long-term and operational priorities for the development of the private sector.

PSAs are based on available country data, existing studies, sample surveys, assessments, and discussions with stakeholders.

Contents 

  • Samoa Private Sector Assessment: A Summary of Binding Constraints and Policy Issues
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Binding Constrains to Growth and Policy Initiatives
  • Conclusion