Innovation Digest for Samoa
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
Samoa submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Samoa has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.
Ministries in Samoa explore how digitised payments have the potential to become a vehicle for extending financial inclusion and improving welfare within the country as a part of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017-2020.
The growth of Samoan industries and exports is creating more jobs for Samoan people with the money going directly back into the local economy. Innovations are coming through from breadfruit flower and wild turmeric juice to Samoan designers set to showcase their work internationally.
The Pacific island country plans to set up innovation incubators and training programmes that will encourage farming and fishing communities to take advantage of digital technologies.