Jordan and SIGMA


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Status: EU Neighbourhood country
Capital City: Amman
Population: 8.1 million
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)


Relations between the EU and Jordan are based on an Association Agreement, which came into force in 2002. A joint EU-Jordan Action Plan sets out a political framework for dialogue and outlines a set of priorities that supports Jordan's National Agenda and focuses on political dialogue and reform, trade and social issues. In 2010, Jordan and the EU agreed on an “Advanced Status” partnership.

SIGMA, the EC and the Jordanian authorities agreed a work programme in September 2018 that gives priority in the period to June 2019 to co-operating with:

  • The Civil Service Bureau on the further development of a competency framework, including specific support related to succession planning . In the areas of policy development and public administration reform, SIGMA, the EU Delegation and the Jordanian authorities will select areas of work as priorities arise.

  • The Anti-Corruption Commission, the Legislation and Opinion Bureau and the main institutions involved in public procurement to introduce reforms in the procurement system, following the recommendations of the SIGMA review of corruption risks in procurement.



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Country Co-ordinator


The Principles of Public Administration for Europrean Neighbourhood Policy countries

Publications in Arabic

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EU relations with Jordan

EU Delegation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Programme Administration Office

News on Jordan

EU Neighbours South

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Events calendar

Xavier SisternasSIGMA staff member Xavier Sisternas

Senior Adviser public service and human resource management
Tel: +33 1 45 24 82 53


Angélique DartagnanSIGMA staff member Angelique Dartagnan

Project Co-ordinator

Tel: +33 1 45 24 79 92


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