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Samoa and ADB

ADB assistance to Samoa supports improvements in the delivery of basic social services, and provision of safer and more efficient road and maritime transportation, better internet connectivity, and effective disaster relief.

Overview

ADB has been supporting Samoa since 1966 and has committed $190.9 million in loans, $204.4 million in grants, and $33 million in technical assistance. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Samoa amount to $258.1 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:
$4.81 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.29 million

In the Spotlight

Strengthening the Environmental Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Stocktake of National Responses to Sustainable Development Goals 12, 14, and 15

23 Jan 2019 | Publication

Strengthening the Environmental Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Stocktake of National Responses to Sustainable Development Goals 12, 14, and 15

This report presents the results of a survey of 15 developing countries in Asia and the Pacific regarding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12, 14, and 15.

How ADB is Helping Power the Pacific

06 Apr 2021 | Photo Essay

How ADB is Helping Power the Pacific

In the Pacific, power is life. Reliable electricity allows hospitals to conduct life-saving surgery, keeps food and medicine fresh and sanitary, and keeps street lights on to make neighborhoods and communities safer.

It’s time to get smart with Pacific ports

29 Mar 2021 | Blog Entry

It’s time to get smart with Pacific ports

Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.

In the remote atolls of the Pacific, women struggle for basic resources

25 Mar 2021 | Blog Entry

In the remote atolls of the Pacific, women struggle for basic resources

The immense distance between islands in the Pacific creates challenges for accessing resources, particularly for women. Targeted policies, tailored for their needs, are required.

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

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

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
  E-mail

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