Case studies

Case Studies: How Competition Agencies Influence Policymakers in Practice

The following case studies illustrate how certain competition authorities use different advocacy instruments to influence the decisions of policymakers across various sectors and within the constraints of different agency-Government relationships.  These examples also illustrate how competition benefits can facilitate the realisation of policy objectives such as economic growth, productivity and industrial policy.


Example: United Kingdom

Mix of advocacy instruments: Market Studies, Impact Assessments, and Reports

Example: United States of America

Advocacy to influence the policy outcomes affecting the Professions Sector

Example: South Africa

Recommendations submitted to policymakers to shape Public Procurement policy

Example: Mauritius

Market studies to determine competition problems within regulatory frameworks and advocacy to shape the outcome of policy review

Example: Portugal

Recommendations to improve competition in the telecommunications market