Although the Samoan economy is small, the country successfully recovered from the cyclone that struck in 2004, and reached stable economic growth by 2007 particularly in agriculture, coastal fishing and tourism. However, manufacturing is sluggish due to the 2008 global financial crisis, leading to a negative growth of 3.4 percent, and an earthquake off the coast of Samoa followed by a tsunami in 2009 caused major damage. JICA provides assistance in forming a recycle-based island society, strengthening disaster monitoring and warning capacity, improving the quality of teachers through volunteers, and building power supply economic infrastructure.
|January 10, 2019||Message from the Resident Representative|
|July 1, 2021||The Ninth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9) approaches: JICA Expert MIMURA Satoru gives the latest update from Samoa on the Solid Waste Management project|
|September 4, 2020||The JDR’s experience battling infectious diseases overseas making contributions to Japan|
|February 25, 2020||Kiribati declares the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis: Support for measures against “Neglected Tropical Diseases” through a public-private partnership|
|November 28, 2019||Aiming for achieving inclusive society for all through sports for persons with disabilities: The impassioned ideas of Jose Rodrigo Bejarano Restrepo, Secretary General of the African Paralympic Committee|
|December 20, 2018||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Samoa: Support for strengthening climate resilience in the Pacific region|