Date/Deadline: 18 Jan, 2019

The International Competition Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 – 2019 Competition Advocacy Contest. This contest aims to highlight the key role competition agencies, sector regulators and other governmental bodies or non-governmental organisations play in promoting competition by showcasing their advocacy success stories.

As defined by the ICN, competition advocacy refers to activities that promote a competitive environment through non-enforcement mechanisms, such as building relationships with government entities, increasing public awareness of competition’s benefits and identifying and removing anticompetitive policies and regulations.

They are looking for success stories from competition agencies, other public bodies or civil society that demonstrate the tangible results of competition advocacy regarding:

Theme 1: Understanding the effects of competition policy on poverty and inequality in both developing and developed countries
Theme 2: Promoting competition as a tool to the fight against corruption and for an equal playing field among public and private players
Theme 3: Engaging with public and private stakeholders to better grasp competition challenges posed by fast changing market dynamics
Theme 4: Promoting competitive digital infrastructure, digital platforms and digital finance

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