Samoa: Development Effectiveness Brief | Asian Development Bank

Samoa: Development Effectiveness Brief

Publication | January 2011
Samoa: Development Effectiveness Brief

Samoa was a founding member of ADB in 1966 and, by the end of 2009, had received $159 million in loans, $49 million in grants, and $29 million-worth of technical assistance.

Samoa is a founding member of ADB having joined in 1966. Samoa has achieved significant development gains and attracted attention in the Pacific as a reform-oriented country. ADB has helped the government build the foundations of this reform. It has provided much-needed support for the government’s private sector development efforts and public sector reforms. ADB has assisted Samoans to reach their full potential through support for the education sector. Due to ADB support for public infrastructure, Samoans also have greater access to essential services, including water, sewerage, and power. By end 2009, Samoa had received a total of $238 million of support from ADB through loans, grants, and technical assistance.


  • Samoa Development Indicators
  • Samoa and ADB: Following a Common Course
  • ADB's Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges