Asian Development Bank and Samoa: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016

The ADB program in Samoa has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

ADB has been working with Samoa since 1966, with approved loans, Asian Development Fund grants, and technical assistance totaling $340.46 million.

With limited natural resources and a narrow economic base, Samoa’s economy is extremely vulnerable to external shocks. ADB has supported the government’s efforts to reform the economy, placing a focus on improving the business environment for private enterprise. Future ADB assistance in Samoa will focus on energy investments, better information and communication technology, and business development to create more jobs in the long term.

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.