Tunisia and SIGMA


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Status: EU neighbourhood country
Capital City: Tunis
Population: 11 million
Currency: Dinar (TND)


Within the combined framework of the new European Neighbourhood Policy and the ongoing democratic transition, Tunisia and the European Union agreed to study and define the conditions for a privileged partnership, expressing the aspiration of Tunisia to reach a new level of integration with the EU. The accession of Tunisia to the status of privileged partner was approved by both parties at the Association Council on 19 November 2012 and a political agreement on the action plan corresponding to this status was completed at the Association Council on 14 April 2014. 

SIGMA, the EC and the Tunisian authorities agreed a work programme in January 2017 that gives priority in the period to June 2018 to co‑operating with:

  • The Presidency of the Government, Public Programme Monitoring Authority, on the development of a monitoring framework for major reforms.

  • The Presidency of the Government, Directorate General for Civil Service, on civil service reform, especially the development of a specific senior civil service system.

  • The Presidency of the Government, Directorate General of Administrative Reform on the implementation of the strategy 2020 to reform public service delivery.

  • The Presidency of the Government, Directorate General for Public Enterprises, on the reform of the governance system for public enterprises and public agencies.

  • The Court of Accounts on consolidating the Court's position in its environment and strengthening the relationship with Parliament.



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Country Co-ordinator

EC's strategy and progress reports

European Neighbourhood Action Plans

Publications in Arabic

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EU relations with Tunisia

EU Delegation to Tunisia

Programme Administration Office

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‌Bianca BrétéchéSIGMA staff member Bianca Breteche

Senior Adviser public financial management including external audit
Tel: +33 1 45 24 82 65


Sophie Le CorreSilhouette

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 85 55 44 91



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