Reform Renewed: A Private Sector Assessment for Samoa
In the decade to 2006, Samoa was a leading policy reformer in the Pacific region. From 2007, however, the pace of reform slowed sharply. Compounded by the global financial crisis, two significant natural disasters, and increases in fuel and food prices, economic growth rates decreased, lasting until 2011. This private sector assessment (PSA) describes how Samoa can further improve its competitiveness through reforms supporting private sector growth, and focuses on primary constraints to investment and entrepreneurship.
This PSA was produced by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, a regional technical assistance facility cofinanced by the Asian Development Bank, the Government of Australia, and the New Zealand government.