UN DESA | DPAD | Development Policy Analysis Division
Capacity Development and Advisory Services
Samoa has a narrow economic base and is highly susceptible to economic and environmental shocks, notably cyclones and tsunamis. Despite these challenges and vulnerabilities, the country has made substantial development progress over the past two decades. As one of the countries graduating from the LDC category, Samoa has been closely involved in the project on graduating strategies for LDCs in Asia and Africa. A thematic case-study was undertaken on the impact of the special measures associated with its LDC status on Samoan development. The country also participated in a survey on its experience with accession to the WTO and LDC-specific market access opportunities.
- A thematic case-study is being undertaken on the impact of the special measures associated with LDC status on Samoan development. The study focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of graduating from the list of LDCs, and on issues related to its transition from the category
- Survey related to Samoa's accession to the WTO and utilization of trade preferences
- Thematic case-study on the impact of the special measures associated with its LDC status on Samoan development (forthcoming)
- Samoa's summary survey results on the use of LDC specific support measures related to accession to the WTO and preferential market access (forthcoming)
- Ms. Hinauri Petana, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade