Moldova and SIGMA


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Status: EU candidate
Capital City: Chisinau
Population: 3.5 million
Currency: Moldovan leu (MDL)


The Republic of Moldova (hereafter, 'Moldova') has been an active member of the European Eastern Partnership since its launch in 2009. An Association Agreement with the EU was signed on 27 June 2014 and ratified by Moldova on 2 July 2014. A revised EU-Moldova Association Agenda establishing a set of jointly agreed priorities towards further implementation of the Association Agreement was adopted for the period 2021-2027.

On 3 March 2022, Moldova officially applied for EU membership and on 16 June 2022 the European Council recommended that Moldova is granted candidate status and given the perspective to become a member of the European Union on the understanding that the country takes a number of reform steps.

Since 2010, SIGMA has been providing assistance to various areas of public administration reform. In recent years, SIGMA has supported reforms in various areas of public administration and public financial management in Moldova, working with:

  • The State Chancellery on the functional review of the policy development function and developing a new Public Administration Reform Strategy.

  • The Ministry of Finance on developing and drafting the Public Financial Management Reform Strategy and Action Plan.

  • The Public Procurement Agency and the National Agency for Complaints Settlement on the implementation of the public procurement reform, capacity building of the central procurement institutions and professionalisation/certification programme for procurement officers.

  • The Court of Accounts (CoA) on a peer review, the alignment of CoA's legal framework with international standards and strengthening the cooperation with the Parliament.

In 2023, a detailed SIGMA Monitoring Report was published, presenting a comprehensive overview of public administration in Moldova.



Related links


Country co-ordination


Monitoring Report 2023 I In Romanian

The Principles of Public Administration

Publications in Romanian

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EU relations with Moldova

EU Delegation to Moldova

News on Moldova

EU Neighbours East

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Events calendar

Ferdinand Pot

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 76 29


SIGMA staff member Ferdinand Pot

Maria Dolzhenko

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 13 01

SIGMA staff member Maria Dolzhenko



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