Samoa: Promoting Economic Use of Customary Land, Phase II

Sovereign Project | 41173-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Promoting Economic Use of Customary Land, Phase II
Project Number 41173-012
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7387-SAM: Promoting Economic Use of Customary Land, Phase II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome TA implementation is progressing slowly. There is need to identify additional resources to fund inputs of a Legal Adviser, to provide legal advice and draft legislation for the formation of the Customary Land Advisory Commission. Implementation will pick up pace once Cabinet has approved the structure and mandate of CLAC.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Inception Report finalised and approved in Dec 2010. Future TA implementation will be guided by the inception report. Formation of a Customary Land Advisory Commission is pending on recruitment and mobilization of a Legal Adviser to provide legal advice and draft legislation for the the formation of the Commission.
Geographical Location National

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design This TA is a follow on TA from the phase 1 TA4712-SAM. A lot of stakeholder and public consultations were held under the phase one which lead to the design of this phase 2 TA. Consultations were again held with the stakeholders during the design of this TA.
During Project Implementation Ongoing consultatiions are being held with the Government and other stakeholders as the TA implementation progresses. The TA resources also provide for formal workshops and seminars for awareness and consultations with the stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over a period of 3 years, from January 2010 to December 2012. The longer time frame will allow for proper reporting back and consideration by the CLAC, and in some cases Cabinet, of progress at various stages of implementation. ADB will engage international and domestic consultants through a firm using a quality- and-cost-based selection method, after seeking simplified technical proposals. The consultants will be engaged according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Central to the consulting inputs will be the program coordinator/team leader, a national consultant position for 15 person-months, intermittent, to work with the executing agency and the CLAC and support the agreed coordination process to ensure full implementation and careful monitoring of the TA. This will be supplemented by a pool of short-term international and national experts in land information management, capacity building, and public administration. The proposed pool of consultants will provide 42 person-months of consulting services comprising 6 person-months of international and 21 person-months of national consultants (in addition to the 15 person-months for the team leader), to carry out the activities as defined in the terms of reference (Appendix 3). The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook.
Procurement N/A

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Malie Lototele
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Mr Iulai Lavea
Ministry of Finance P. O. Box 30017 Apia Samoa


Concept Clearance 24 Jul 2009
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2009 to 26 Jun 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

TA 7387-SAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2009 29 Jan 2010 29 Jan 2010 31 Dec 2012 30 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 625,000.00 23 Nov 2009 481,963.62

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