Financial Service Sector Assessment

The Central Bank of Samoa partnered with UNDP and UNCDF through their Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) to do the Financial Service Sector Assessment (FSSA).  The FSSA is a situational analysis of the financial sector development from a pro-poor perspective, with the purpose of developing our national financial inclusion strategy.

Mr. Ahmed Moustafa, Inclusive Growth Leader UNDP Pacific Centre led the FSSA and was assisted by PFIP’s financial inclusion specialist for Samoa, Mr.Amit Kumar; with them was the support from the Financial System Development department of the Central Bank of Samoa.  

Over the course of one working week 3rd- 7th August, the FSSA consisted of 21 meetings with Financial Inclusion stakeholders. These stakeholders included commercial banks, government industries, insurance providers, microfinance institutions and other Financial Institution.

The FSSA report was published in March 2016. 


Demand Side Survey for Samoa

pdf - 2.4 MB

Financial Services Sector Assessment for Samoa

pdf - 2.6 MB

The Financial Competency of low income households in Samoa

pdf - 2.9 MB

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2021