Focus on small agencies and those in developing economies: Overcoming adversity and attaining success

 

 8 December 2017  Paris  

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2017 OECD GLOBAL FORUM ON COMPETITION DISCUSSES CHALLENGES FACED BY SMALL AGENCIES AND THOSE IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES

Every competition agency has to overcome obstacles to enforce its competition law. But for small and developing jurisdictions these obstacles are often more acute, numerous and reinforced by challenges specific to these jurisdictions.

A lack of a competition culture, or even a hostile environment, created by government, business and society at large can hinder the work of an agency with few resources. Relations with regulators as well as other parts of government can take on a particular complexity when competition authorities are young, lack resources and influence. This lack of resources, along with other institutional design issues, or inadequate legislation can further distance these authorities from success.

In December 2017, the Global Forum on Competition held a discussion on the topic. Besides plenary sessions, the discussion included break-out sessions on three different topics where participants were able to exchanges experiences in smaller groups.

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PAPERS BY DELEGATIONS

Dominican Republic

Greece

Philippines

Russian Federation

Singapore

CUTS 

RECAC (Central american network of domestic authorities in charge of competition)

RELATED LINKS

» Independence of competition authorities - from designs to practices, 2016

» Cross-Border Merger Control: Challenges for Developing and Emerging Economies, 2011

» Challenges faced by young competition authorities, 2009

» Global Forum website

» Full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

PRESENTATIONS

Break-out session 1: Advocacy
Advocacy efforts within the government and creating a competition culture in the public “within the budget”.

 

  

  
  
 

Break-out session 2: Enforcement

Co-operating with public prosecutors and work relations between the competition authority and the sectoral regulators.

CUTS 

  

 
  

Break-out session 3: Creating legitimacy

Different techniques to develop authorities’ credibility and legitimacy in particular through fighting bid-rigging in public procurement.

 


 

 

 

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