Deadline: 18 January 2019
The International Competition Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group have announced a 2018 – 2019 Competition Advocacy Contest with an aim 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.
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.
- Understanding the effects of competition policy on poverty and inequality in both developing and developed countries
- Promoting competition as a tool to the fight against corruption and for an equal playing field among public and private players
- Engaging with public and private stakeholders to better grasp competition challenges posed by fast changing market dynamics
- Promoting competitive digital infrastructure, digital platforms and digital finance
Competition agencies, sector regulators and other government and non-government bodies promoting competition policy are welcome to apply.
- Submissions will undergo a rigorous assessment of the following criteria:
- Relevance of the competition issue tackled by the initiative;
- Success of the advocacy activity – results achieved;
- Impact and effects on markets, spillover effects and lessons learned;
- Advocacy strategy – creativity and originality, cooperation mechanisms deployed.
- An independent 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.
How to Apply
- Submitted stories must include:
- The competition issue under assessment;
- The strategy used to address the competition issue;
- The main messages and recommendations conveyed by the activity;
- The results of the initiative;
- The actual or expected socioeconomic impacts of the initiative.
- Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2018/12/06/2018-2019-competition-advocacy-contest#3