Making Markets Work for Development through Effective Competition Policies: Recent Experience from the World Bank Group in East Asia Pacific

By Martha Martinez Licetti, Graciela Miralles Murciego & Georgiana Pop –

The majority of countries share a common vision to become prosperous and competitive nations and raise the quality of life for their citizens. Effective and healthy competition is an indispensable ingredient in achieving that vision. The World Bank Group has two goals: eliminating extreme poverty by the year 2030, and building “shared prosperity.” This article presents some practical experiences on how to promote pro-competition policy reforms within East Asia that help countries achieve their development goals.