Advancing health and education outcomes in Samoa

Overview

Our program aims to progress health and education outcomes by:

  • improving the quality of the education system with a focus on basic numeracy and literacy skills and ensuring it meets the needs of boys, girls and children with a disability;
  • supporting more young people to complete secondary education and vocational training including through the Australia Pacific Technical College;
  • providing targeted scholarships for Samoans to study in Australia and the region, including to address skills shortages in education and health;
  • improving the quality of the health system,
  • reducing violence against women and girls.

Related initiatives

Samoa Health Program

Up to $9.2 million, 2013-2022

Improving health in Samoa is essential to Samoa making the most of its people, improving productive capacity and reducing the health and economic burden of non-communicable diseases. The Samoa Health Program's development objective is to improve the health status of the Samoan population through better access to, and use of, effective and efficient quality health services.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type

Samoa Health SWAp Aide Memoire—March 2015

2015

Aide memoire

Samoa Health SWAp Aide Memoire—November 2013

2013

Aide memoire

Samoa Health SWAp Independent Evaluation May 2013

2013

Independent evaluation

Samoa Health Swap Program Aide memoire—April 2013

2013

Aide memoire

Evaluation of Samoa Health Sector Management Programme (Health SWAp)

2013

Evaluation

Aide Memoire—Samoa Health Sector Management Programme (Health SWAp)—October 2012

2012

Aide memoire

Aide Memoire—Samoa Health Sector Management Programme (Health SWAp)—March 2012

2012

Aide memoire

Samoa Health SWAp Aide Memoire–Review Mission

2011

Aide memoire

Samoa Health SWAp Progress Report – January to June 2011

2011

Progress report

Education Sector Support Program

Up to $15.4 million, 2011-2019

The Education Sector Support Program is a joint initiative with the Government of New Zealand to strengthen the Government of Samoa's education system. The program will help Samoa to implement the strategic priorities set out in their Education Sector Plan 2013–2018. Australia's education support will be provided directly through the Government of Samoa's budget systems.

Our collective investments are focused in critical areas that will help deliver quality outcomes and achieve long-lasting gains. We will ensure children attend quality early childhood education to better prepare them for primary school. We will work to make sure more primary school children can read, write and count to national standards to enable an easier transition into secondary education. We will develop more opportunities to help secondary students progress to tertiary or technical vocational education and we will make sure young Samoans are better prepared to enter the workforce and positively contribute to Samoa's economy and development.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type

Samoa Education Sector: Independent verification process report 2017

2017

Report

Education Sector Project II: Project Completion Report

2016

Report

Samoa School Fees Grant Scheme (SSFGS) End of Programme Evaluation

2016

Evaluation

Samoa Education Sector Independent Verification Report

2016

Evaluation

Samoa Education Sector Plan 2013-2018

2016

Plan

Samoa Inclusive Education Demonstration Program (SIEDP) Evaluation Report and Management Response

2016

Evaluation and management response

Education Sector Support Program (ESSP) Investment Design

2015

Design

Australia Pacific Technical College

The Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) is a flagship program of the Australian Government, funded through Australia's Pacific Regional Program. The APTC delivers internationally recognised Australian qualifications at Certificate III, IV and Diploma levels for Pacific Islanders through technical and vocational training in highly demanded industry sectors.

Through our bilateral program to Samoa, Australia provides funding for approximately 150 Samoan students each year to complete international-standard trade, hospitality and community service courses at the APTC. More than 1300 Samoans have graduated from the College since 2007. Their new qualifications have transformed their lives, provided them with more education opportunities and access to better, more sustainable jobs and employment.

Former Minister of Education, Minister Christopher Pyne MP during his visit to Samoa which included meeting with hospitality and cookery students of the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) at Vaivase. Credit: DFAT

Find out more information about the Australia Pacific Technical College

 

 


* The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is committed to high standards of transparency and accountability in the management of the Australian aid program through publishing information on our website, including policies, plans, results, evaluations and research. Our practice is to publish documents after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.



Last Updated: 10 October 2017