Samoa: Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project

Sovereign Project | 36513-022 Status: Closed

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Project Name Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project
Project Number 36513-022
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4305-SAM: Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA 4305-SAM: Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 105,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objective of the Project is to enhance an enabling environment for poverty reduction in the rural communities of Samoa by improving the quality of education outcomes by strengthening teacher competence training/program through providing ICT connection to local schools and creation of community access facilities. This will assist the Government in increasing social inclusion and reducing poverty in the rural areas by improving connectivity and -- through it -- education, governance, health, and access to the Internet.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is consistent with the assistance being provided by ADB and other external funding agencies to the education sector. it is also consistent with the recommendations of the ADB-financed strategies for equitable growth and hardship alleviation: to invest in communication services to promote economic growth and improve servuices in rural areas, and ensure that access to and quality of education services are equal throughout the country.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Selected rural areas of Samoa
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the services of international and domestic consultants with relevant experience in all aspects of the specified scope of work. The international consultants will have expertise in distance learning and community development, in communication technologies, and in ICT training of trainers. The domestic consultants will have expertise in community development and participation. An estimated total of 19 person-months of consulting services will be required: 9 for international and 10 for domestic.
Responsible ADB Officer Hayman K. Win
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ms. Hinauri Petana, -
Ministry of Finance Government of Samoa Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 05 Aug 2002 to 09 Aug 2002
Approval 19 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Aug 2007
Last PDS Update 18 Oct 2007

TA 4305-SAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2003 16 Feb 2004 16 Feb 2004 31 Mar 2005 31 Dec 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
705,000.00 0.00 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 865,000.00 19 Dec 2003 623,687.27

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