Bosnia and Herzegovina and SIGMA


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Status: EU candidate
Capital City: Sarajevo
Population: 3.8 million
Currency: Convertible mark (BAM)


The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) came into force on 1 June 2015. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) submitted its application to join the EU on 15 February 2016.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was granted the EU candidate status on 15 December 2022.

SIGMA is supporting the public administration reform (PAR) efforts of BiH and is currently working with:

  • The PAR Co-ordinator's Office and PAR co-ordinators of both Entities and the BrĨko District on strengthening co-ordination of PAR, management of PAR implementation and improvement of the regulatory framework.

  • The PAR Co-ordinator's Office on co-ordinating the reform of legislation regulating administrative procedures.

  • The respective ministries at different BiH levels on improving the legislative framework in the area of civil service.

  • The respective ministries at different BiH levels on improving the legislative framework in the area of free access to public information.

  • The respective ministries at different BiH levels on the implementation of specific measures and actions for the Public Financial Management Reform Strategy and Action Plan.

  • The respective Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) at different BiH levels on development of systems to support implementation of Strategic Plans and the harmonisation of audit methodologies. 

  • The Public Procurement Agency on supporting development of the legislative framework and strategy for public procurement.



Related links


Country co-ordination


Monitoring Report 2022 / Executive Summary / All 2021 Reports

The Principles of Public Administration for EU candidate countries and potential candidates

Enlargement strategy and reports

Publications in Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian (BSC)

More publications

EU relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

News on Bosnia and Herzegovina

More countries


Events calendar


Marian Lemke

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 13 18 


 SIGMA staff member Marian Lemke


Héloïse Lagny Delatour

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 78 25 



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