Public Private Partnerships of Samoa
At the Infrastructural Asia 2010 Ministerial Meeting, the government emphasised its commitment to pursuing public–private partnership initiatives. Such projects have been deemed essential to encourage growth following the economic downturn of the early 21st century. Samoan Minister of Finance Niko Lee Hang stated that the government had begun analysing the value of
public–private partnerships and hoped to implement strategic plans to this effect within the next few years. Sectors highlighted as potentially benefiting from private sector involvement included electricity, transport, health, education and high-rise building construction. The establishment of a Privatisation and PPP Division within the Ministry Finance was highlighted as the next step towards introducing PPP projects throughout the country.
In 2012, government representatives from Samoa attended the Regional Roundtable on Promoting Public Private Partnerships for Local Economic Development in the Pacific in Fiji.