International Competition Network (ICN)/World Bank Group 2022 Competition Advocacy Contest.


Application Deadline: April 30th, 2022

The International Competition Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 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.

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

Theme 1. Mitigating the risks of increased concentration and state participation in markets. 
Theme 2. Spreading the benefits of the digital economy
Theme 3. Engaging through results: successful experiences in planning, implementing, and monitoring advocacy strategies in times of crises.

How to Apply:

  • Competition agencies, sector regulators and other government bodies and non-governmental organizations promoting competition policy are welcome to apply.
  • If you are not a member of the ICN, you should reach out to the ICN member in your jurisdiction to inform about your intention to participate in the contest. A list of all ICN members is available here. Joint submissions from ICN members and government bodies or non-governmental organizations are encouraged.

Selection Process:

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.

Winners and honorable mentions will be announced by April 30th, 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ICN/World Bank Group 2022 Competition Advocacy Contest


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