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Samoa and ADB

威廉希尔体育ADB assistance to Samoa supports improvements in the delivery of basic social services, and provision of safer and more efficient road and maritime transportation, better internet connectivity, and effective disaster relief.


威廉希尔体育ADB has been supporting Samoa since 1966 and has committed $190.9 million in loans, $204.4 million in grants, and $33 million in technical assistance. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Samoa amount to $258.1 million.

ADB Membership

威廉希尔体育Joined 1966

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:
$4.81 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
威廉希尔体育 $0.29 million

In the Spotlight

News Release

Tourism-Driven Economies in the Pacific to Feel Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic — ADB

The economies of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Vanuatu are the Pacific countries likely to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by ADB released today.

威廉希尔体育News Release

Kacific1 Satellite Launch to Bring Affordable Internet to Remote Parts of Asia and Pacific

威廉希尔体育Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) has launched the Kacific1 satellite to expand high-speed broadband internet access across Asia and the Pacific. 

威廉希尔体育Institutional Document

Pacific Energy Update 2019

威廉希尔体育ADB will invest over $1 billion worth of energy projects in the Pacific from 2019 to 2021 to increase renewable energy generation and improve access to affordable and sustainable electricity in the subregion.


Effectiveness of Foreign Development Assistance in Mitigating Natural Disasters’ Impact: Case Study of Pacific Island Countries

威廉希尔体育While natural disasters greatly hinder economic growth in the South Pacific region, official development assistance significantly mitigates such adverse effects.

Data: Samoa

GDP 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.

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018


Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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

ADB-Samoa Pacific Country Office

Maria MELEI (Ms)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
Level 7, Central Bank of Samoa Building, 1 Apia City Boulevard, Apia, Samoa
  Tel +685 21900/21424

About Us

The Samoa Pacific Country Office supports the government in implementing its national development strategy. The office, which serves as extensions of SPSO and ADB headquarters, enhances the effectiveness and impact of ADB assistance in country.


Masayuki TACHIIRI (Mr)Regional Director  E-mail
Erik AELBERS (Mr)Head, Economics and Programming  E-mail
David FAY (Mr)Head, Project Administration Unit  E-mail
Maria MELEI (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer  E-mail

Holidays 2020

The Samoa Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Day after New Year's Day January 2 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
In Observance of Mother’s Day May 11 (Monday)
Independence Day June 1 (Monday)
In Observance of Father’s Day August 10 (Monday)
In Observance of White Sunday October 12 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday) in lieu of December 26

Last updated: 31 March 2020