Least Developed Country Category: Samoa Profile

* Data from the 2021 triennial review

Samoa Snapshot in PDF

LDC status

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Inclusion: 1971

Graduation: 2014

Reports and resolutions

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Inclusion

CDP report: 1971
GA resolution: A/RES/2768(XXVI)

Graduation

CDP reports: 1991, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 20182021
ECOSOC resolutions: E/RES/1997/223, E/RES/2007/35
GA resolutions: A/RES/62/97, A/RES/64/295
Vulnerability profile: 2006
Monitoring reports: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021
Country reports: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

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Value:

$ 4,118

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Thresholds

Inclusion: $ 1,018
Graduation: $ 1,222
Income-only graduation: $ 2,444

Human assets index (HAI)*

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Index:

96.1

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 60 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators

Under-five mortality rate
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
stat Value: 15.0 stat Value: 93.3
Index: 97.0 Index: 92.5
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation Source: UNESCO
Prevalence of stunting
Adult literacy rate
stat Value: 6.6 stat Value: 99.1
Index: 91.7 Index: 98.8
Source: UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates Source: UNESCO
Maternal Mortality Rate
Gender parity index for gross secondary school enrolment
stat Value: 43 stat Value: 1.10
Index: 96.8 Index: 100.0
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality Source: UNESCO

Economic and environmental vulnerability index (EVI)*

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Index:

28.2

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators

Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
stat Value: 9.9 stat Value: 8.8
Index: 15.2 Index: 25.2
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: CIESIN
Remoteness and landlockedness
Share of population living in drylands
stat Value: 80.9 stat Value: 0.0
Index: 88.6 Index: 0.0
Source: CDP Source: CDP
Merchandise export concentration
Instability of agricultural production
stat Value: 0.34 stat Value: 1.8
Index: 28.5 Index: 1.8
Source: UNCTAD Source: FAO
Instability of exports of goods and services
Victims of disasters
stat Value: 3.0 stat Value: 0.49
Index: 5.9 Index: 60.4
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: EM-DAT

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