Enabling economic growth in Samoa

Overview

Our program aims to enable economic growth by:

  • improving the regulatory environment for business and international trade to encourage investment, innovation, tourism and private-sector led growth
  • improving Samoa's economic infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and communication services
  • supporting Samoa to pursue reforms which stimulate economic growth, improve the performance of state-owned enterprises, increase revenue and build resilience to future economic shocks
  • increasing economic opportunities for women
  • promoting labour mobility for the Samoan workforce including through the Seasonal Worker Programme and the Labour Mobility Assistance Program.
The Upgrading of Vaitele Street to a four lane roadway was completed under joint funding by the Australian aid program, the World Bank and in partnership in the Government of Samoa. Credit: DFAT

Related initiatives

Samoa Economic Reform Program

Up to $8 million, 2013 - 2018

The Samoa Economic Reform Program is supporting the Government of Samoa to stabilise its economy as it recovers from the impacts of external shocks. Australia is helping Samoa to build greater economic resilience. Support is focused on activities that strengthen Samoa's public financial management systems and promote an open, competitive private sector-led economy.

DFAT coordinates its support with other donors including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, New Zealand and the European Union. Donors have agreed to focus support around achievement of a discrete set of economic reforms identified by the Government of Samoa and to harmonise support. DFAT has also agreed to use, wherever practical, World Bank assessments of reform progress.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type

World Bank - First Fiscal And Economic Reform Operation

2013

Progress report

Incentivising Public Financial Management Reform in Samoa—Independent assessment of progress December 2012

2014

Progress report

Incentivising Public Financial Management Reform in Samoa: Independent assessment of progress April 2012

2015

Progress report

Quality at Entry Report for Incentivising Public Financial Management Reform in Samoa 2011 Quality at entry report
Samoa PFM Design Note 2011 Design
Samoa Public Financial Management Reform Concept―Discussion Note 2011 Discussion note

Samoa Economic Infrastructure Program (SEIP)

Up to $20 million, 2012-2018

The Samoa Economic Infrastructure Program aims to stimulate sustainable economic activity in Samoa. We are improving access to services and markets by investing in economic infrastructure such as roads and bridges. We are providing targeted, performance-linked support for infrastructure-related policy reforms—particularly in the management of roads and bridges. The program uses established and experienced infrastructure partners such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to implement specific investments.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type

Samoa Economic Infrastructure Program Delivery Strategy 2013-21

2013

Design document

Samoa Enhanced Roads Access Project

2014

Project Appraisal Document

Samoa Connectivity Program

2015

Project Appraisal Document

Samoa Power Sector Expansion Program

Up to $15.1 million, 2007-2018

The Power Sector Expansion Project supports the implementation of the Samoan Government's power sector. This includes the construction and rehabilitation of power generation facilities and the installation of prepayment meter systems. The project is also working to establish a better regulatory framework for Samoa's power sector. This project is a joint engagement between the Australian Government, the Government of Samoa, the Asian Development Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type

Power Sector Expansion Program Progress Report: 2nd Quarter 2012

2012

Progress report

Power Sector Expansion Program Progress Report: 3rd Quarter 2012

2012

Progress report

Power Sector Expansion Program Memorandum of Understanding

2011

Memorandum of Understanding

Power Sector Expansion Program Progress Report 1st Quarter 2011

2011

Progress report

Power Sector Expansion Program Progress Report: 2nd quarter 2011

2011

Progress report

Power Sector Expansion Program Aide Memoire Review Mission

2011

Aide memoire

Quality at Entry Report for the Power Sector Expansion Program

2007

Quality at entry report

 

 

* 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: 9 July 2017