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.
We are looking for success stories from competition agencies or other public bodies that demonstrate the tangible results of competition advocacy regarding:
Theme 1: Prompting structural reforms in key sectors
Structural reforms enable competitive outcomes in key sectors and tackle obstacles to the fundamental drivers of growth, removing impediments to the efficient allocation of resources and encouraging job creation, investment and productivity.
Theme 2. Creating markets for private sector development
Effective competition dynamics enable the rise of contestable new markets, encourage the disruptive entry of new businesses, and foster the development of innovative goods and services.
Theme 3. Reaping the benefits of globalization and trade openness
Well-functioning competitive domestic markets can maximize the benefits of global integration, unlocking opportunities for greater investments and participation in global value chains.
Theme 4: Improving administrative procedures to remove obstacles to competition
Inadequate administrative and regulatory procedures, at either the national or subnational level, may stand in the way of market competition by preventing entry, facilitating collusion, or distorting the level playing field.
Competition agencies and public bodies promoting competition policy are welcome to apply. We encourage joint submissions with other governmental bodies or non-governmental organizations.
Submitted stories should include:
Stories submitted to previous editions of this contest that were not awarded are eligible for resubmission.
Please contact Guilherme de Aguiar Falco with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will undergo a rigorous assessment of the following criteria:
A panel will review the submissions and select the top stories.
Winning applicants will be invited to present their stories at a joint ICN-World Bank Group event, and winning stories will be featured in an ICN-World Bank Group Publication.