AFR Competition (IFC-601503)

  • Africa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 22, 2016
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 5, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 9, 2017

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Project Description
Project Description Interventions will focus on markets within priority sectors for Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA) including key inputs for business operations. Activities fall under two components: 1) Reform Implementation which will focus on innovative interventions to tackle competition issues in key sectors for SSA. This will include advisory on procompetitive market regulation and sectoral policies, and advisory on effective antitrust rules and enforcement. This component will be complemented with capacity building to a broad range of stakeholders (competition agencies, sector regulators, private sector, media, academia, think-tanks etc.) on economic and legal analysis. 2) Knowledge generation, actionable analytics and advocacy aimed at providing the necessary elements to help overcome obstacles to implement fundamental market reforms that hold back sector performance in SSA. This will include developing and disseminating knowledge and analytic products, for example application of the WBG Markets and Competition Policy Assessment Tool (MCPAT) to selected jurisdictions/sectors, data collection and indicator generation on effective competition policy frameworks.
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