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Pillar 2 – Stability in Samoa


Australia is supporting Samoa to enhance its delivery of essential services to better support vulnerable populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including women and girls and people with disabilities. Australia will continue to invest in Samoa’s disaster and climate resilience and preparedness, including through climate change programs. We are continuing our support to education in Samoa, including through the adoption of online delivery platforms, improving literacy and numeracy, and enhancing the quality and relevance of technical and vocational education and training programs. The Australian Federal Police are working closely with the Samoa Police Service to build Samoa’s border policing capability and strengthen core policing functions.

Education Sector Support Program

$15.1 million, 2019-2024

The Education Sector Support Program Phase 2 is a joint Australia and New Zealand program that focuses on strengthening quality and inclusiveness in basic, technical and vocational education, including by improving literacy and numeracy. The program has also supported the sector’s pivot to address and prepare for the impacts of COVID-19.

Related documents

Name of document Year published
Samoa Education Sector Support Program Design Document 2020-2024 2020

Women in Leadership in Samoa

$3 million, 2018-2022

The Women in Leadership Program aims to strengthen women’s leadership and gender equality in Samoa through strengthening leadership pathways and supporting education and awareness on the benefits of political inclusion. It also shares knowledge of Samoa's experience in promoting women's leadership.

Related documents

Name of document Year published
WILS Project Summary 2018

Samoa Disability Partnership Program

$4 million, 2018-2023

The Program supports the Government of Samoa’s implementation of disability-inclusive policies, plans and programs toward an inclusive and barrier free society which advocates for and empowers people with disabilities. It also strengthens the capacity of disabled-peoples organisations to enhance their participation in national, sector and community development. It also supports improved access to services for people with disabilities, particularly the development of coordinated hearing services.

Related documents

Name of document Year published
Samoa Disability Partnership Program Design 2019

Australia Awards Scholarship Program

$17 million, 2018 – 2021

Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

Related documents

Name of document

Australia Awards - Samoa Profile

Samoan Civil Society Support Program

$4 million, 2016-2021

Civil society organisations in Samoa play a critical role in social and economic development at both local and national levels but are often hindered by a lack of resources and skills. The Civil Society Support Program addresses this challenge by providing small grants to civil society organisations to improve their skills and implement sustainable projects. The program also supports civil society organisations to represent and advocate on behalf of their communities, especially in support of vulnerable groups.

Related documents

Name of document Year published
Civil Society Support Program II Design Document 2016
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