Kosovo and SIGMA


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Status: EU potential candidate
Capital City: Pristina
Currency: Euro


After its declaration of independence in 2008, Kosovo* became a potential candidate for EU accession. In early May 2014, Kosovo concluded talks on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU, which sees public administration reform as a priority. The SAA was signed in 2015 and entered into force on 1 April 2016.

SIGMA is currently working with:

  • The Office of the Prime Minister on the implementation of the new regulatory framework and practices for strategy planning, development and monitoring for better co-ordinated and implemented public administraton reform and sector strategies.  

  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs on providing advice on the implementation of the laws on Public Officials and Salaries and general reform of public sector HR and preparing a legal commentary on the Law on General Administrative Procedures. Additionally, SIGMA is supporting the process of rationalising agencies and improving service delivery for citizens.

  • The Ministry of Finance on strengthening the system of public internal financial control to promote implementation of the legal framework, and monitoring and reporting.

  • The Procurement Review Body and the Public Procurement Regulatory Commission on increasing efficiency of the public procurement remedies system and on assessing and adjusting the strategic framework for the development of the public procurement system. 

This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence.


Publications, data

Related links


Country co-ordination


Monitoring Report 2021 I Executive Summary / All 2021 Reports

The Principles of Public Administration Data Portal: Kosovo

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

Enlargement strategy and reports

Publications in Albanian

More publications

EU relations with Kosovo

EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative in Kosovo

News on Kosovo

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Events calendar


Péter Vági

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 10 92

Ilana Demal

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 15 82 

SIGMA staff member Ilana Demal


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