Samoa and ADB

ADB’s assistance to Samoa, beyond post-pandemic support, focuses on enhancing its resilience against climate and economic shocks through infrastructure investments and support to private enterprises.

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    Asian Development Bank and Samoa: Fact Sheet

    Samoa has two main islands—Savaii and Upolu—and several smaller ones totaling 2,934 square kilometers of land. The country depends on fisheries and agriculture for exports while importing most of its fuel and commodities.

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    News from Country Offices

    3.3% Growth Expected in the Pacific Region in 2024, 4% in 2025 — ADB

    Economic growth in the Pacific is projected to moderate in 2024 before picking up in 2025, according to the Asian Development Outlook April 2024, ADB’s flagship economic publication, released today.

  • Asian Development Blog

    Six Ways to Count Her In: Economically Empowering Women in the Pacific

    Significant disparities persist in women’s participation in the labor market and access to financial resources in the Pacific. A comprehensive approach to improving data, expanding financial inclusion, and promoting gender equality in the workplace is needed.

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    Answering the Call for Climate Action in the Pacific

    The collective efforts and resilience of Pacific Island communities in the face of climate change highlight the importance of international support and sustainable infrastructure to combat environmental challenges.

 

Samoa Facts

ADB's Work in Samoa

Samoa has two main islands—Savaii and Upolu—and several smaller ones totaling 2,934 square kilometers of land. The country depends on fisheries and agriculture for exports while importing most of its fuel and commodities. ADB assistance to Samoa focuses on land and maritime transport, health, agribusiness, and macroeconomic and disaster resilience.

To date, ADB has committed 148 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $497 million to Samoa. Capacity constraints limit project implementation in Samoa, although the capacity of both the government and the overall economy is gradually increasing.


 

Data: Samoa

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Samoa, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

 

ADB Projects in Samoa View all projects

 
 

Contact: Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)

91 Gordon Street, Suva, Fiji

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +679 3318101
  Fax +679 3318074

Samoa Pacific Country Office
Level 7, Central Bank of Samoa
Building, 1 Apia City Boulevard
Apia, Samoa


Maria Melei (Ms)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
Tel +685 21900 / 21424
E-mail

The Samoa Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

Last updated: 21 December 2023