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 December 2016 that gives priority in the period of 2017-2018 to co-operating with:

  • The Civil Service Bureau on the implementation of a competency framework in a number of pilot institutions, with an initial focus on recruitment based on competences.

  • The Ministry of Public Sector Development (MoPSD), the Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Planning and International Co-operation on the development of an assessment of service delivery, based on the Principles of Public Administration.

  • The Anti-Corruption Commission 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.

  • The Audit Bureau on developing its annual report in terms of its pertinence, readability and usefulness for the Parliament.



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EU relations with Jordan

EU Delegation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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Xavier Sisterna‌sSIGMA staff member Xavier Sisternas

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


Inmaculada ValenciaSIGMA staff member Inmaculada Valencia

Project Co-ordinator

Tel: +33 1 45 24 13 73


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