Georgia and SIGMA


Georgia flag

Status: EU Neighbourhood country
Capital City: Tbilisi
Population: 4.9 million
Currency: Georgian lari (GEL)


Georgia signed the EU Association Agreement including provisions for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area on 18 July 2014, and it has been applied since 1 September 2014. The Association Agreement came fully into force on 1 July 2016.

On 3 March 2022, Georgia officially applied for EU membership and in June 2022 the European Council indicated that it is ready to grant candidate country status to Georgia once the priorities specified in the European Commission’s opinion on Georgia’s application have been addressed.

SIGMA, the European Commission and the Georgian authorities agreed a work programme in January 2021 and SIGMA support is currently focused on co-operating with:

  • The Administration of the Government on developing a revised Public Administration Reform Strategy and a monitoring and reporting framework for the Strategy, and strengthening policy development and co-ordination following the recommendations set out in the 2018 Baseline Measurement Assessment on the policy development and co-ordination system in Georgia.

  • The Ministry of Finance on the further development of the public internal financial management and control systems, with a specific focus on developing internal audit quality assurance and certification.

  • The State Audit Office through undertaking a performance review of the Institution.

  • SIGMA is also continuing to co-operate with the Civil Service Bureau and the State Procurement Agency.



Related links


Country co-ordination


EU's 2020 Association Implementation Report

Baseline Measurement Report 2018

The Principles of Public Administration for European Neighbourhood Policy countries

Publications in Georgian

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EU relations with Georgia

EU Delegation to Georgia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - European Integration

News on Georgia

EU Neighbours East

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Events calendar


Alastair Swarbrick

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 98 58


Alastair Swarbrick staff member for SIGMAweb


Raija Talus

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 94 92

SIGMA staff member Raija Talus 


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