Competition

Competition and poverty reduction

 

Over a billion people live in absolute poverty worldwide and poverty exists in all countries, no matter how rich. The poor are often excluded from the very competitive markets that many of us take for granted. Not only do they have lower incomes, but they may even pay much more for some basic services. For example, studies in the United States have found that the poor often pay more for long distance telephone calls and for financial services. How can we ensure that competitive markets serve these people as well as they do the more affluent consumers? And how can those same competitive mechanisms promote pro-poor growth and help to reduce poverty levels everywhere?

 

The OECD Competition Committee is engaged in exploring the effects of competition enforcement on poverty reduction and examining how competition policy can help reduce poverty by stimulating employment, innovation and growth.

 

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GLOBAL FORUM ROUNDTABLE REPORT

Competition and poverty reduction provided the main focus for discussions at the 2013 Global Forum on Competition.

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Compilation of all documents (pdf), including the executive summary with key findings, country and expert contributions,  background note and summary

Executive summary | Synthèse

Summary of discussion | Compte rendu

Background note | Note de référence

All papers & presentations

Closing remarks by OECD Secretary-General


LATIN AMERICAN COMPETITION FORUM

Session one the 2012 forum explored the effects of competition enforcement on poverty reduction focusing on the impact of competition in markets for essential goods and services. See the background note by the Secretariat.


SEE ALSO

Cartels and anti-competitive agreements

Competition, Productivity and Growth

Competition issues in the Food Chain Industry

Competition & Commodity Price Volatility (2012)

Other OECD work on poverty reduction

DAC Guidelines on Poverty Reduction

All Competition Policy Roundtables

 

 


COMPETITION AND POVERTY REDUCTION

Global Forum on Competition 2013 - www.oecd.org/competition/globalforum

Compilation of all documents (pdf)

Call for contributionsAppel à contributions

Background note | Note de référence

Executive summary | Synthèse

Summary of discussion | Compte rendu

Closing remarks by OECD Secretary-General

 

Contributions from panellists

Eleanor FOX (Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, United States)
Paper EnglishFrançais | ppt

Cécile FRUMAN (Manager, Private Participation in Infrastructure & Social Services, The World Bank) ppt

David LEWIS (Executive Director, Corruption Watch, South Africa) Paper: English | Français

Susie LONIE (Mobile Payments Consultant, SJL Consulting Services Ltd, United Kingdom)

Hassan QAQAYA (Head, Competition Law and Consumer Policies, International Trade Division, UNCTAD) ppt

Alan WINTERS (Professor of Economics, University of Sussex, United Kingdom)
Paper English | Français | ppt

 

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Brazil

Congo Français | English

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Czech Republic

El Salvador

European Union

Gabon Français | English

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Japan

Kenya

Korea

Mauritius

Mexico paperppt

Morocco (CC)
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Pakistan ppt

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Romania

Russian Federation

Senegal Français | English

South Africa  Paper  |  ppt

Tunisia

United States

Zambia

BIAC

CUTS

TUAC

WTO

 

     

 

 

 

 

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