ADB's Work in Samoa
Shareholding and Voting Power
Number of shares held:
348 (0.003% of total shares)
39,462 (0.297% of total membership, 0.456% of total regional membership)
Overall capital subscription:
Paid-in capital subscription:
ADB has been supporting Samoa since 1966, and the country has been making strong progress toward achieving its key development priorities.
Central Apia, the capital city of Samoa
Poverty has fallen in urban centers, child mortality has been reduced, and greater emphasis has been placed on environmental sustainability. Primary school education is now almost universal, while gender disparity in both primary and secondary education has been eliminated.
Support for Samoa’s national budget is provided by ADB, the World Bank, the governments of Australia and New Zealand, and the European Union. This support has helped improve the lives of the country’s poor, make progress on public financial management reforms, and implement systems to strengthen climate resilience.