SIGMA at a glance

SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) is a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union. Its key objective is to strengthen the foundations for improved public governance, and hence support socio-economic development through building the capacities of the public sector, enhancing horizontal governance and improving the design and implementation of public administration reforms, including proper prioritisation, sequencing and budgeting. We have been working with countries on strengthening their public governance systems and public administration capacities for almost 25 years.

What do we do?


Who do we work with?

Our team of around 20 experts provides assistance in six key areas:

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In partnership with the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement negotiations (DG NEAR), we currently work with:

In these countries, we work with:

  • Centre of government and key co-ordinating ministries

  • State agencies (e.g. public service, public procurement)

  • Independent oversight bodies (e.g. Supreme Audit Institutions, ombudsmen)

  • Parliaments.

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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.