Bosnia and Herzegovina and SIGMA


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Status: EU potential candidate
Capital City: Sarajevo
Population: 3.8 million
Currency: Convertible mark (BAM)


The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) came into force on 1 June 2015.Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) submitted its application to join the EU on 15 February 2016 and is now a potential candidate for membership.

The Reform Agenda, adopted in 2015 as a result of an extensive consultation process within BiH, is based on the political programmes of the Governments within BiH. It is the culmination of a year-long effort to agree on a set of priorities, covering economic, social, administrative and rule of law measures to boost the economy and move the country closer to the EU.

SIGMA is currently working with:

  • The PAR Co-ordinators Office and other relevant institutions on methodological guidance for the development of a new action plan of the PAR Strategy.

  • The Ministry of Justice of BiH on implementation of the regulatory impact assessment in the ministries and government institutions at the State level.

  • The respective ministries at different BiH levels on improving the legislative framework in the area of civil service, in co-operation with the EU Delegation.

  • The respective ministries at different BiH levels on the implementation of specific measures and actions for the Public Financial Management Reform Strategy and Action Plan.

  • The respective Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) at different BiH levels on a review of how they have implemented the standards for supreme audit institutions and the SAI of BiH on the development of their communication strategy. 

  • The Public Procurement Agency on providing advice and support for legislative development.



Related Links


Country Co-ordinator


Monitoring report 2017 - Methodological annex

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

Enlargement's strategy and reports

Publications in Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian (BSC)

More publications

EU relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

News on Bosnia and Herzegovina

More countries

Events calendar

Primož VeharSIGMA staff member Primoz Vehar

Senior Adviser service delivery
Tel: +33 1 45 24 83 58


Jane BirchallSIGMA staff member Jane Birchall

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 80 05



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