Voluntary National Review: Samoa

Samoa volunteered to present its national review (VNR) at the 2016 High Level Political Forum (HLPF). Samoa’s ability to develop while meeting the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is constrained by its small size, scarce resources, dispersion and isolation from markets, and capacity limitations. On top of this, Samoa has to deal with tsunamis and flooding, and live with vulnerability to climate change in a country where roughly 70% of the population lives near the coast.