PPP Framework


No dedicated PPP unit. Past PPPs were implemented by relevant line ministries

Laws and policies

No dedicated PPP Law.

PPP Projects in Infrastructure

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Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)

Infrastructure Indicators

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GCI Infrastructure Score

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)  is published in the Global Competitiveness Report and assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies. The GCI Infrastructure Score is a component of the overall index and covers transport, electricity and telephony infrastructure. 

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GCI Score as of 2017-2018


    • 2013
    • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    Samoa: Virgin Samoa

    Brief on IFC's PPP advisory support to the government of Samoa in a PPP to establish a new national airline, Virgin Samoa (formerly Polynesian Blue) and restructuring the flagship carrier.

    • 2013
    • World Bank Group (WBG), International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    Ambassadors of the Air

    Samoa’s Low-Cost Carrier Takes Off

    From Handshake Issue #10: Tourism As a small, isolated country in the Pacific, Samoa is heavily dependent on tourism for jobs and economic development. The government’s objectives for the aviation industry included providing safe, modern, efficient, and affordable international air transport to Samoa to support expansion of the tourism industry. Operating Polynesian Airlines in a commercially and financially sustainable manner was also a high government priority.

    • 2009
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Finding Balance: Making State-Owned Enterprises Work in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga

    State-owned enterprises (SOEs) place a significant and unsustainable strain on the economies of Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga. They absorb large amounts of scarce capital on which they provide very low returns. This study reveals the core levers of SOE reform and the rapid progress that can be made in implementing them where the political will to do so exists. While the study focuses on three countries that are heavily involved in SOE reform and have broadly similar SOE portfolios and legislative frameworks, the core lessons from their experience are applicable throughout the Pacific region.

    • 2014
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Finding Balance. Benchmarking the Performance of State-Owned Enterprises in Island Countries

    This is the fourth comparative study of SOE performance in the Pacific undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the first to include island countries from the Atlantic Ocean (Republic of Cabo Verde, or “Cabo Verde”), the Caribbean (Jamaica), and the Indian Ocean (Mauritius). This expansion of the study was specifically requested by the Pacific island countries to provide a more global benchmark for their SOE sectors. The study assesses SOEs’ impact on the participating countries’ economies, and identifies key performance drivers and reform strategies to guide future policy action. A key theme is finding the balance between the roles of the public and private sectors.

Date last reviewed: January 23, 2017

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