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Samoa and ADB

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.


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

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:
$0.29 million

In the Spotlight

How Flexible and Fast PSDI is Developing the Pacific’s Private Sector

26 Oct 2020 | Article

How Flexible and Fast PSDI is Developing the Pacific’s Private Sector

Doing business in the Pacific is hard, but sweeping reforms carried out by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are breaking down the barriers to business in the region.?

ADB’s $20M Grant to Assist Samoa Cope with COVID-19

30 Jul 2020 | Video

ADB’s $20M Grant to Assist Samoa Cope with COVID-19

Samoa will use a grant of $20 million from ADB to upgrade its health sector infrastructure to meet an outbreak of COVID-19, while containing the economic impact of the virus on the country’s economy.?

Pacific Economic Monitor – July 2020

30 Jul 2020 | Publication

Pacific Economic Monitor – July 2020

Most Pacific island countries appear to have avoided direct health impacts from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Yet, the pandemic highlights the need to strengthen their health and social protection systems.

ADB Provides $20 Million Grant to Help Samoa Respond to COVID-19

30 Jul 2020 | 聚力体育直播 Release

ADB Provides $20 Million Grant to Help Samoa Respond to COVID-19

ADB?has approved a $20 million grant to help the Government of Samoa respond to the COVID-19?pandemic.

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

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
? E-mail

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
? E-mail

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