Brief on IFC's PPP advisory support to the government of Samoa in a PPP to establish a new national airline, Virgin Samoa (formerly Polynesian Blue) and restructuring the flagship carrier.
Samoa’s Low-Cost Carrier Takes Off
From Handshake Issue #10: Tourism
As a small, isolated country in the Pacific, Samoa is heavily dependent on tourism for jobs and economic development. The government’s objectives for the aviation industry included providing safe, modern,...
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) place a significant and unsustainable strain on the economies of Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga. They absorb large amounts of scarce capital on which they provide very low returns. This study reveals the core levers of SOE...
This is the fourth comparative study of SOE performance in the Pacific undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the first to include island countries from the Atlantic Ocean (Republic of Cabo Verde, or “Cabo Verde”), the Caribbean...