Armenia and SIGMA


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Status: EU Neighbourhood country
Capital City: Yerevan
Population: 3.1 million
Currency: Armenian dram (AMD)


In November 2017, a new Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the European Union and Armenia was signed. The Agreement provides a framework for strengthening and deepening co-operation between the EU and Armenia. Public administration reform, including developing an accountable, efficient, transparent and professional civil service, is identified as one of the key areas of domestic reforms.

In May 2019, SIGMA published a Baseline Measurement Report, a comprehensive review and assessment of the horizontal areas of public administration in Armenia, based on the Principles of Public Administration for ENP countries.

The work programme agreed in January 2021 provides assistance to the Government with implementation of the recommendations of the Baseline Measurement Report. This includes co-operation with:

  • The Government of Armenia on establishing the strategic framework for public administration reform as well as in making it operational.

  • The Civil Service Office on implementing civil service reform, including possible amendments to the legislation.

  • The Audit Chamber on implementing its strategic development plan, in particular related to the legal framework, relations with parliament and stakeholder engagement.

- to provide advice and support for the implementation of the Public Financial Management Strategy, in particular with development of public investment management and domestic resource mobilisation;

- to provide assistance on preparing amendments to the public procurement legal framework to ensure compliance with the CEPA requirements (WTO/GPA and EU standards regarding the procurement review system).



Related links


Country co-ordination


Baseline Measurement Report 2019 I In Armenian

The Principles of Public Administration for European Neighbourhood Policy countries

Publications in Armenian

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EU relations with Armenia

EU Delegation to Armenia

Programme Administration Office

News on Armenia

EU Neighbours East

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Events calendar


Blanca Lazaro

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 93 94

SIGMA staff member Blanca Lazaro

Angelique Dartagnan

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 79 92

SIGMA staff member Angelique Dartagnan


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