Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 27 Nov 2014

Project Name Promoting Economic Use of Customary Land, Phase III
Country Samoa
Project/Program Number 46512-001
Status Approved
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Public sector management
Subsector Economic affairs management
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8481Technical Assistance Special Fund400
Counterpart 80

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
This is the last phase and builds upon the success and the work undertaken under phases I & II. Comprehensive stakeholder consultation was undertaken in phases I & II. The design of this last phase was based on those consultations and further discussions with the government and various stakeholders during the country consultations to develop Samoa' Country Operation Business Plan (COBP) and the during factfinding mission
During Project Implementation
During project implementation, ADB will undertake review missions to consult with the major stakeholders progress of the TA. The review missions will discuss the issues faced during implementation and ways to resolve those issues.


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome
The Legal Working Group (LWG) has been formed to begin the discussions on the proposed institutional fframework that will allow (i) the use of leasehold as collateral and (ii) enable commercial banks to use those leasehold as collateral.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Once the LWG has agreed on the legal framework, The TA will discuss this further with the stakeholders.
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Oct 02
Consulting Services
Consulting Services will support the outputs of the TA and include individual consultants: i) Program Coordinator (national, 10 person-months); ii) Legal Specialist (international, 8 person-months); and iii) Legal Specialist (national, 4 person-months).
Financed by ADB TASF V - USD$400,000
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 11 Jul 2013
Fact-finding 23 Jul 2013 to 26 Jul 2013
Management Review Meeting
Approval 10 Oct 2013


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8481 10 Oct 2013 29 Oct 2013 29 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2016


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 8481 400 400 370 30 127 273

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Malie Lototele (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies


Project Website
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