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Improving Business Environment for Prosperity (IBEP) Program


POSTPONED! Upcoming peer-to-peer learning event: March 23-26, 2020, Vienna, Austria.

This event will present an opportunity for continued peer-to-peer learning among policymakers around the areas of business environment, investment policy and promotion, and markets and competition policy in connection to the IBEP program.


POSTPONED! 2019-2020 Competition Advocacy Contest: November 11, 2019 – May 31, 2020, Washington, DC.

The International Competition Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 – 2020 Competition Advocacy Contest. This contest aims to highlight the key role competition agencies, sector regulators and other governmental bodies or non-governmental organizations play in promoting competition by showcasing their advocacy success stories.


Peer-to-peer learning event: March 12-14, 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa.

This event is an integral part to IBPE’s Global Influence Window and aims at fostering peer-to-peer learning among policymakers by sharing reform experiences in the core thematic areas of the IBEP program, including business environment, investment policy and promotion, and markets and competition policy, as well as cross-cutting experience on gender and inclusion.


Investment Competitiveness Forum: October 24-27, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

The Forum launched of the Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018, and discussed critical questions related to FDI drivers and its contribution to development with senior policymakers, executives of multinational corporations, donor partners, academia, and World Bank Group staff. Following the report launch, the Investment Competitiveness Forum recognized developing country governments that have taken significant steps to implement investment policy reforms.