Fiscal Resilience Improvement Program, Subprogram 1 (ADB-50210-001)

  • Samoa
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Dec 7, 2016
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.90 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 8, 2016

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Project Description

The policy-based program is designed to improve Samoa's macroeconomic stability and to strengthen the country's fiscal resilience. It supports the government's medium-term fiscal framework (MTFF) through the implementation of the joint policy action matrix (JPAM) on public financial management (PFM) policies and processes, developed by the Government of Samoa and its development partners.

The program is structured around four reform areas, including (i) reduction of fiscal drain through SOE reforms, (ii) improvement of procurement systems, (iii) improvement of debt management, and (iv) promotion of resilience to climate change and variability. Subprogram 1 has 10 policy actions while 7 policy actions are proposed for Subprogram 2. ADB will support Samoa through regional technical assistance (TA) projects for SOE reform and public sector management during the program. The ADB Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) TA will support a range of private sector reforms under way in Samoa that include assistance for developing a public private partnership (PPP) pipeline. PSDI will continue support for improving the business regulatory environment. Support for climate change adaptation and mitigation activities will be guided by the ADB climate change implementation plan. All the outputs are fully aligned with the JPAM.

Investment Description

Other grant from:
European Union: US$ 6.1 Million
Government of Australia US$ 2.3 Million
Government of New Zealand: US$ 2.50 Million

World Bank's loan: US$ 5 Million

Contact Information

Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa


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