Like other small island states in the Pacific, Samoa is threatened by deadly tsunamis and powerful cyclones, as well as ever increasing sea-level rise. Samoa is committed to ensuring that the impacts of climate change do not reverse its hard-won development gains.
Source: World Bank
Samoa has developed a strategic program for climate resilience under the PPCR to support mainstreaming climate change into national development planning and to prioritize investments that shift from project-based interventions to a broader programmatic approach to building resilience.
A total of $30 million in PPCR grants and near-zero interest loans is helping to climate proof the vital West Coast Road and to implement a program assisting 45,000 Samoans in coastal communities to adapt to climate change. Communities are receiving training and support to update and implement coastal infrastructure plans, as well as increase resilience of coastlines, near-shore areas, and coral reefs.
increased frequency and intensity of climate hazards pose growing challenges to economic development
|NAME||FUND||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||COFINANCING (USD MILLION)||MDB|
|Enhancing Climate Resilience for West Coast Road Project||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 14.8||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 2||MDBIBRD|
|Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Coastal Resources and Communities||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 14.6||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 23||MDBIBRD|
The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together, they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.