46384-001: Public Sector Financial Management Program | Asian Development Bank

Samoa: Public Sector Financial Management Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46384-001 Status: Closed

ADB is helping Samoa achieve long-term fiscal stability, improve growth prospects, and reduce the vulnerability of its economy to fiscal and climatic shocks. The program will support public financial management reforms with a special focus on climate resilience and delivery of services to the poor. It will improve state-owned enterprises’ performance and enhance internal audit processes.

Project Details

Project Officer
Singh, Shiu Raj Pacific Department Request for information
  • Samoa
  • Grant
  • Public sector management
Project Name Public Sector Financial Management Program
Project Number 46384-001
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0360-SAM: Public Sector Financial Management Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 14.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Reforms of state owned enterprises

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Long-term fiscal stability with improved climatic resilience achieved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved public financial management with a special focus on climate resilience and delivery of services to the poor
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Enhanced contribution of SOEs

2. Improved PFM systems

3. Macro-stability and fiscal discipline

4. Recovery and resilience against natural disasters

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1 - Board appointments done in accordance with relevant legislation

Output 2 - Debt maangement procedures established and complied with

Output 3 - Debt levels have remained below initial targets - risk of distress is lower

Output 4 - Spatial Apia City plan approved by Cabinet

Tranche 2 disbursement expected before end of 2015.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects na
Involuntary Resettlement na
Indigenous Peoples na
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations held with development partners and government agencies
During Project Implementation Yes - discussions continued through joint development partner missions
Responsible ADB Officer Singh, Shiu Raj
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Concept Clearance 22 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 10 Jun 2013 to 14 Jun 2013
MRM 26 Jul 2013
Approval 24 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Sep 2015

Grant 0360-SAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Sep 2013 29 Oct 2013 08 Nov 2013 31 Dec 2015 - 12 Oct 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 14.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 14.00 24 Sep 2013 14.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Sep 2013 14.00 0.00 100%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Samoa: Public Sector Financial Management Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Jul 2017

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