Asian Development Bank and Samoa: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2015

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Samoa as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been working with the Government of Samoa since 1966 and, as of 31 December 2014, had approved $186.19 million in loans, $60.72 million in Asian Development Fund grants, and $30.43 million in technical assistance.

Samoa continues to make progress in achieving its Millennium Development Goals. Poverty has fallen in urban centers, child mortality has been reduced, and the government has placed greater emphasis on environmental sustainability. Primary school education is now almost universal for children in Samoa, while gender disparity in both primary and secondary education has been eliminated.