Republic of North Macedonia and SIGMA


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Status: EU candidate
Capital City: Skopje
Population: 2.1 million
Currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)


The country has had candidate status to EU membership since 2005, and has been working with the European Commission through a High-Level Accession Dialogue since 2011.

Presently, SIGMA is working with:

  • The Ministry of Information Society and Administration on supporting the reorganisation of administration, creation of a top managerial service, further implementation of the Law on General Administrative Procedures and improving the quality of public services through digitalisation. SIGMA also supports the Ministry with improving the quality of monitoring and reporting on PAR and with preparation of the new public administration reform strategy for the next period, after the current one expires in 2022. SIGMA supports the MISA with improving the quality of policy proposals by strengthening the central quality control and oversight of regulatory impact assessments.

  • The General Secretariat on improving the quality of government strategic policy planning and reporting by helping them develop a new regulation and methodology on sector strategies and develop key central capacities.

  • The Ministry of Finance on the preparation of the new Public Financial Management Reform Programme for 2022 and beyond and support its implementation.

  • The Ministry of Finance and the Public Procurement Bureau on developing the legal framework of the public procurement system and operational tools and providing capacity-building support to the central public procurement institutions.


Publications, data

Related links


Country co-ordination





Monitoring Report 2021 I Executive Summary I All 2021 Reports

The Principles of Public Administration Data Portal: Republic of North Macedonia

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

Enlargement strategy and reports

Publications in Macedonian

More publications


EU opens accession negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia (Council conclusions, 25 March 2020)

EU relations with the Republic of North Macedonia

EU Delegation to the
Republic of North Macedonia

News on the Republic of North Macedonia

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Events calendar


Bagrat Tunyan

Country Manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 92 64


SIGMA staff member Bagrat Tunyan

Nicole Delecluse

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 16 22

SIGMA staff member Nicole Delecluse


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