International Competition Network (ICN)/World Bank Group 2019/2020 Advocacy Contest

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.

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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.

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

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Theme 1. Unleashing competition for more and better jobs
Theme 2. Aligning industrial policies with competition principles
Theme 3. Promoting pro-competition data regulation
Theme 4. Boosting policy effectiveness through better coordination between enforcement and advocacy

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Selection Process

Submissions will undergo a rigorous assessment of the following criteria:

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  • 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.

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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.

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Winners and honorable mentions will be announced by March 31th, 2020.

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