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 Name||Public Sector Financial Management Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved public financial management with a special focus on climate resilience and delivery of services to the poor|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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|
Ministry of Finance
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|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|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%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||24 Sep 2013||14.00||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Public Sector Financial Management Program: Program Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Aug 2016|
|Public Sector Financial Management Program - Tranche 2: Progress Report on Tranche Release||Progress Reports on Tranche Releases||Sep 2015|
|Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Public Sector Financial Management Program||Grant Agreement||Oct 2013|
|Public Sector Financial Management Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2013|
|Public Sector Financial Management Program||Concept Papers||Jul 2013|
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