Samoa and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Better Sanitation Improves Lives in Samoa

    The Community Sanitation Project aims to improve health condition in Samoa villages. Under this project, new and upgraded household septic systems are installed in villages with high incidence of diarrhea and typhoid in both urban and rural areas with high population density. 

  • How can the Pacific tackle the challenges of isolation?

    Pacific economies are looking to overcome their remoteness through telecommunications technology, improved transport networks, and greater private investment and competition, says a new ADB report.

  • 50 Years of Partnership in the Pacific

    This video features ADB’s work in the Pacific and the partnership ADB shares with its developing member countries. It also shows how ADB’s support has changed over the years to meet the development needs of the region.

  • Development Partners to Help Samoa Boost Energy Security Through Hydropower

    The Governments of New Zealand and Samoa, ADB, and the European Union (EU) launched the Fuluasou hydropower component of the cofinanced Samoa Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project, which will help the country cut its reliance on fossil fuel and increase energy security.

Samoa continues to make progress in achieving its 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.

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.