According to the ADB's website, the program will help the Government of Samoa implement reforms to restore fiscally sustainable growth led by the private sector, which has been adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The program will (i) strengthen macro-fiscal resilience through better planning, targeting of reforms, and management of state-owned enterprise financing and risks; (ii) support inclusive private sector growth through improved labor market protections, business regulation, and management of foreign investment; and (iii) enhance financial market development and financial inclusion through improved planning, regulation, and transparency.
According to the ADB's website, additional financial contributions to the program come from:
The New Zealand Grant - US$ 4.4 million
The World Bank - US$ 14 million
The Government of Australia - US$ 12.5 million
Responsible ADB Officer:
James M. Webb - Public Management Economist
No contacts available at the time of disclosure.
Executing agency - Ministry of Finance:
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