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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 supporting private enterprises to create more jobs.

Overview

ADB has been supporting Samoa since 1966 and has committed 146 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $475.8 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Samoa amount to $293 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1966

Shareholding and Voting Power

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

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

Overall capital subscription:
$4.87 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.29 million

In the Spotlight

Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative Annual Report FY2021

05 Aug 2022 | Institutional Document

Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative Annual Report FY2021

This annual report outlines how the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) supported the enabling environment for business and helped foster inclusive private sector-led economic growth in the Pacific during 2021.

Pacific Economic Monitor – August 2022

04 Aug 2022 | Publication

Pacific Economic Monitor – August 2022

The Pacific region is expected to grow by 4.7% in 2022 and 5.4% in 2023 as most economies emerge from the worst of the pandemic-induced downturn.

Tourism Boosts Pacific Economic Outlook, but COVID-19, Rising Prices Pose Risks

04 Aug 2022 | News Release

Tourism Boosts Pacific Economic Outlook, but COVID-19, Rising Prices Pose Risks

A revival in tourism is expected to boost economic growth in the Pacific in 2022 and 2023, but the COVID-19 pandemic, rising commodity prices, and climate change continue to pose risks, according to the Asian Development Bank.

ADB Approves $13 Million for Pacific Small Businesses

29 Jul 2022 | News Release

ADB Approves $13 Million for Pacific Small Businesses

ADB has approved $13 million to expand lending for businesses in five Pacific countries.

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 and Supply Chain Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

Contact

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
  E-mail

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
  E-mail

Holidays 2022

The Samoa Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

Day Afetr New Year January 3 (Monday)
Good Friday April 15 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 18 (Monday)
Mother’s Day May 9 (Monday), in lieu of May 8
Independence Day June 1 (Wednesday)
Day After Independence Day June 2 (Thursday)
Father’s Day August 15 (Monday), in lieu of August 14
White Sunday October 10 (Monday), in lieu of October 9
Christmas Day December 27 (Wednesday), in lieu of December 25
Boxing Day December 26 (Monday)

Last updated: 28 December 2021