Asian Development Bank and Samoa: Fact Sheet
Asian Development Bank | June 2011
Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Samoa as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information. Samoa, which has received $159.37 million in loans since joining the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1966, is well advanced in achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Poverty has fallen faster than the targeted rate, universal primary education has almost been achieved, gender disparity in primary and secondary education has been eliminated, and child and maternal mortality has been reduced, though less progress has been made in achieving the MDG of environmental sustainability. Progress is attributed to steady growth, substantial remittances, and consistently high levels of public expenditure on education and health. Samoa’s performance is also anchored on a commitment to reforms and good governance.
CitationAsian Development Bank. 2011. Asian Development Bank and Samoa: Fact Sheet. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/5667.
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