Competition policy in Africa: five proposals READY for action

November, 2016

Africa-Column

Competition policy in Africa: five proposals READY for action – By Martha Martinez Licetti and Sara Nyman[1]

African countries have much to gain by encouraging open and competitive markets – as highlighted by a recent publication developed by the World Bank Group (WBG) in partnership with the African Competition Forum (ACF). The prevalence of monopolies, duopolies, and oligopolies is relatively high in African economies, even after considering market size.[2] On average, African countries score 26 percent lower than other countries globally in terms of the existence and

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