Albania and SIGMA


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Status: EU candidate
Capital City: Tirana
Population: 3 million
Currency: Albanian lek (ALL)


Albania signed an Association Agreement with the EU in 2009 and submitted its application for EU membership in the same year. In June 2014, the country was granted candidate status. In November 2016, the EU recommended starting accession negotiations with Albania.

SIGMA is currently working with:

  • The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and  the Department of Public Administration on monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Cross-cutting Public Administration Reform Strategy.

  • The Office of the Prime Minister on development of its internal rulebook and  improvement of the regulatory framework of policy planning (IPSIS). SIGMA is also providing policy advice and guidance on strengthening evidence-based and participatory policymaking.

  • The Ministry of Justice on implementation of the Code of Administrative Procedures.

  • The Ministry of Finance and Economy on preparing a policy paper on public internal financial control and assessing and monitoring public investment projects.

  • The Public Procurement Agency, the Public Procurement Commission and the Ministry of Finance and Economy on implementation of legislation and institutional development  of the public procurement system, in line with the relevant EU Directive and EU best practice.

  • The Albanian State Supreme Audit Institution on implementation of their strategic development plan for 2018-2022.



Related links


Country co-ordination


Monitoring Report 2019 -
Methodological annex

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

Enlargement's strategy and reports

Publications in Albanian

More publications

EU opens accession negotiations with Albania (Council conclusions, 25 March 2020)

EU relations with Albania

EU Delegation to Albania

News on Albania

More countries

Events calendar

Bagrat TunyanSIGMA staff member Bagrat Tunyan

Country Manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 92 64


Pauline BoissonSIGMA staff member Pauline Boisson

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 85 55 44 96


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