Project duration


Brief Description

This demand-driven instrument helps partner countries strengthen public management in areas such as administrative reform, public procurement, public sector ethics, anti-corruption, and external and internal financial control


SIGMA aims to assist countries in installing governance and administrative systems appropriate to a market economy, functioning under the rule of law in a democratic context.

Actions in brief

  • Assesses reform strategies and action plans; reform progress; legal frameworks, methodologies, systems and institutions.
  • Develops methodologies, tools and guidance to support reforms.
  • Provides advice on the design and implementation of reforms; recommendations on improving laws and administrative arrangements; advice on optimising the use of other EU assistance; opportunities to share good practice from a wide range of countries; multi-country studies.

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