Samoa and ADB
In the Spotlight
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.
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.
The Community Sanitation Project is helping improve public and environmental health in participating regions. It will establish innovations in sanitation infrastructure for low-income households, and create institutional arrangements to subsidize this infrastructure.
Families in Samoa are cleaning up their neighborhoods, adopting better sanitation practices, and living healthier lives.
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.
Projects in Samoa
Average annual population growth rate in Samoa (2011-2016)
Internet users in Samoa (2015)Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.
Maternal mortality ratio in Samoa, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Samoa, in millions (2016)