Kosovo* and SIGMA


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Status: EU potential candidate
Capital City: Pristina
Currency: Euro


After its declaration of independence in 2008, Kosovo* became a potential candidate for EU accession. In early May 2014, Kosovo concluded talks on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU, which sees public administration reform as a priority. The SAA was signed in 2015 and entered into force on 1 April 2016. Kosovo formally submitted an application for membership to the EU on 15 December 2022.

SIGMA is currently working with:

  • The Office of the Prime Minister on the implementation of the new regulatory framework and practices for strategy planning, development and monitoring for better co-ordinated and implemented PAR and sector strategies and on improving service delivery to citizens.  

  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs on various aspects of the  reform of public sector HR and the finalisation and subsequent implementation of the Law on Administrative Disputes. Additionally, SIGMA is supporting the process of rationalising agencies.

  • The Ministry of Finance and other institutions on reforming public financial management to implement the requirements of Chapter 32, including financial management and control and internal audit.

  • The Procurement Review Body and the Public Procurement Regulatory Commission on increasing efficiency of the public procurement system and on targeted regulatory changes as well as capacity building.

  • The Kosovo National Audit Office on developing its legal framework and  conducting a performance (peer) review of its operations.  

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.


Publications, data

Related links


Country co-ordination


Monitoring Report 2021 I Executive Summary / All 2021 Reports

The Principles of Public Administration Data Portal: Kosovo


Enlargement strategy and reports

Publications in Albanian

More publications

EU relations with Kosovo

EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative in Kosovo

News on Kosovo

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Events calendar


Péter Vági

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 10 92  

Esmeralda Borja

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 10 56 


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