PRO-COMPETITION SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX GLOBAL CHALLENGES
From the struggle towards corruption to virtual inclusion
The International Competition Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group are happy to announce the release of the 2018 – 2019 Competition Advocacy Contest. This contest objectives to spotlight the important thing function competitors businesses, sector regulators and different governmental our bodies or non-governmental organizations play in selling competitors by way of showcasing their advocacy luck tales.
As outlined by way of the ICN, competitors advocacy refers to actions that advertise a aggressive setting via non-enforcement mechanisms, akin to construction relationships with authorities entities, expanding public consciousness of competitors’s advantages and figuring out and putting off anticompetitive insurance policies and rules.
We are on the lookout for luck tales from competitors businesses, different public our bodies or civil society that display the tangible result of competitors advocacy referring to:
Theme 1: Understanding the consequences of competitors coverage on poverty and inequality in each growing and evolved nations
Increased competitors can definitely affect the welfare of much less well-off families of their function as customers, manufacturers, and workers. However, the connection between competitors and poverty is advanced and no longer at all times simple. Competition government and different related stakeholders might adopt advocacy projects to know the consequences of competitors on inequality and poverty and to give an explanation for to the federal government and the general public how competitors coverage can give a contribution to relieve poverty and inequality.
Theme 2: Promoting competitors as a device to the combat towards corruption and for an equivalent taking part in box amongst private and non-private avid gamers
Stronger marketplace competitors could be a robust software to combat corruption. Pro-competitive procurement regulations in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and different regulations that ensure aggressive neutrality can scale back the chance of corruption and steer clear of bid rigging. In addition to the transparent hyperlinks between the combat towards bid rigging and corruption in soft processes, fierce competitors offers competition the motivation to watch and record unlawful habits of their markets, together with the ones related to corruption.
Theme three: Engaging with private and non-private stakeholders to raised grab competitors demanding situations posed by way of rapid converting marketplace dynamics
Competition government can also be proactive and advertise actions, additionally at the side of private and non-private stakeholders, to be informed about the usage of large information, blockchain, device finding out, synthetic intelligence, in addition to implications of those new applied sciences in spaces rather then competitors (e.g.,for hard work markets) within the new gig-economy.
Theme four: Promoting aggressive virtual infrastructure, virtual platforms and virtual finance
Services within the virtual financial system require competitors at quite a lot of ranges of the worth chain: on the infrastructure and enabling generation stage (e.g. ICT), on the virtual platform stage and on the final carrier sector stage. Finance is a key carrier to foster financial building and virtual finance is likely one of the sectors with many contemporary regulatory traits that would get pleasure from a pro-competition design.
How to Apply:
Competition businesses, sector regulators and different authorities and non-government our bodies selling competitors coverage are welcome to use.
If you’re a authorities frame or non-governmental group that isn’t a member of the ICN, you must achieve out to the ICN member for your jurisdiction to tell about your goal to take part within the contest. An inventory of all ICN contributors is to be had here. Joint submissions from ICN contributors and governmental our bodies or non-governmental organizations are inspired.
Submitted tales should come with:
- The competitors factor beneath evaluation;
- The technique used to handle the contest factor;
- The primary messages and suggestions conveyed by way of the process;
- The result of the initiative;
- The precise or anticipated socioeconomic affects of the initiative.
Stories submitted to earlier editions of the competition that weren’t awarded are eligible for resubmission.
Please touch Guilherme de Aguiar Falco with any questions at gfalco-at-worldbank.org.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 18, 2019