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.

SIGMA, the EC and the Georgian authorities agreed a work programme in January 2021 that gives priority in the period to June 2022 to 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. Support will also be provided for 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 developing and improving the monitoring and reporting framework for the Public Financial Management Strategy. Support will also be provided for the further development of the public internal financial management and control systems, including internal audit.

  • The Civil Service Bureau to support the implementation of the Civil Service Law and the development of related secondary legislation, and the development of the Law on Legal Entities of Public Law.

  • The State Procurement Agency and related institutions on the preparation and implementation of the new public procurement legislation, in particular related to the procurement review system, utilities, Public Private Partnerhsips and concessions.



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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