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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.

Overview

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)

Votes:
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

Protect The Poor When Fighting Money Laundering in the Pacific

15 Oct 2021 | Blog Entry

Protect The Poor When Fighting Money Laundering in the Pacific

The risk of “de-risking” – the process of international banks disassociating from financial partners, such as small remittance providers and local banks – is that it could push people out of the financial system completely.

How the Australia-ADB partnership is benefiting the Pacific

04 Oct 2021 | Article

How the Australia-ADB partnership is benefiting the Pacific

Australia is a founding member of ADB, which was established in 1966. For more than five decades, ADB and Australia have been partners in providing assistance to the bank’s members through cofinanced programs and projects.

Asian Development Bank and Samoa: Fact Sheet

09 Aug 2021 | Publication

Asian Development Bank and Samoa: Fact Sheet

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, UNICEF Support Rollout of Vaccines for Children in Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu Against Infectious Diseases, Cervical Cancer

09 Aug 2021 | News Release

ADB, UNICEF Support Rollout of Vaccines for Children in Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu Against Infectious Diseases, Cervical Cancer

The rollout of vaccines to protect children against cervical cancer, pneumonia, and rotavirus has begun in Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

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.


Results of ADB-Supported Operations

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.


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

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