International Competition Network 2017/2018


Entries are currently been accepted for the International Competition Network 2017/2018, eligible persons are by this notice invited to apply for this program.

The International Competition Network (ICN)and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 – 2018 Competition Advocacy Contest. This contest aims to highlight the key role competition agencies play in promoting competition by showcasing their advocacy success stories.

Type: Competition

Eligible countries: All


How to Apply:

Competition agencies and public bodies promoting competition policy are welcome to apply. We encourage joint submissions with other governmental bodies or non-governmental organizations.

Submitted stories should include:

  • Description of the competition/market problem
  • Relevant theme
  • Main goal/s of the work undertaken
  • Sector/s involved and product/service analyzed
  • Geographical regions affected
  • Importance of the sector/market analyzed
  • Resources mobilized
  • Collaboration with other agencies/organizations and stakeholders
  • Advocacy strategy
  • Specific advocacy activities, milestones and timeframe
  • Main messages and recommendations conveyed by the advocacy activity
  • Results achieved
  • Effects on market (e.g., consumer savings, investment, value added, entry of new firms)
  • Impact evaluation, if any
  • Lessons learned
  • ICN or World Bank Group tools used for this initiative, if any

Stories should be between 500-2000 words and start with a 100 -200-word summary.

Stories submitted to previous editions of this contest that were not awarded are eligible for resubmission.

Selection Process:

Submissions will undergo a rigorous assessment of the following criteria:

  • Success of the advocacy activity
  • Cooperation mechanisms deployed
  • Advocacy strategy
  • Results achieved
  • Impact  and effects on markets
  • Creativity and originality
  • Spillover effects and lessons learned

A 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, and winning stories will be featured in an ICN-World Bank Group Publication.

Winners and honorable mentions will be announced by February 16th, 2018.

Application Deadline: December 15th 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ICN/World Bank Group 2017 – 2018 Competition Advocacy Contes Protection Status



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