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Samoa and ADB

Beyond COVID-19 recovery, ADB assistance to Samoa will focus on energy investments, upgrading port facilities, constructing climate-resilient roads, and fostering private enterprise to create more jobs.


ADB has been supporting Samoa since 1966 and has committed loans totaling $190.9 million, grants of $239.4 million, technical assistance worth $34.5 million, and ADB-administered cofinancing worth $41.8 million for Samoa. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Samoa amount to $283.4 million.

ADB Membership

Joined 1966

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
348 (0.003% of total shares)

39,462 (0.297% of total membership, 0.456% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$5.01 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.3 million

In the Spotlight

Pacific Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2021-2025

13 Jul 2021 | Institutional Document

Pacific Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2021-2025

This publication gives an overview of key transport issues in ADB's Pacific developing member countries and of the bank’s planned 2021–2025 transport sector operations in the region.

ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

13 Jul 2021 | News Release

ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new strategy to help ADB’s Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) improve connectivity and tackle other core development challenges across the Pacific over the next 5 years.

New Pacific Approach Sets out New Strategy for Small Island Developing States

09 Jul 2021 | Video

New Pacific Approach Sets out New Strategy for Small Island Developing States

The Pacific Approach, 2021-2025 is the Asian Development Bank’s new development blueprint for inclusive, sustainable, and equitable economic growth in the region’s 12 small island developing states.

Q&A: Leah Gutierrez on a new approach in the Pacific

30 Jun 2021 | Article

Q&A: Leah Gutierrez on a new approach in the Pacific

Leah Gutierrez, Director General of ADB's Pacific Regional Department, outlines the key priorities in the Pacific Approach for 2021-2025, the impact of COVID-19 on the region over the past two years and into the future.

Data: Samoa

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018


Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

91 Gordon Street
Suva, Fiji

  Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +679 3318101
  Fax +679 3318074

ADB-Samoa Pacific Country Office

Maria MELEI (Ms)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
Level 7, Central Bank of Samoa Building, 1 Apia City Boulevard, Apia, Samoa
  Tel +685 21900/21424

Holidays 2021

The Samoa Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Day Before Polling Day April 8 (Thursday)
Polling Day April 9 (Friday)
Mother’s Day May 10 (Monday), in lieu of May 9
Independence Day June 1 (Tuesday)
Father’s Day August 9 (Monday), in lieu of August 8
White Sunday October 11 (Monday), in lieu of October 10
Boxing Day December 27 (Monday)

Last updated: 16 December 2020