Competition community & multilateral development banks: Opportunities for further cooperation

By Beatriz De Guindos Talavera and Marianela Lopez Galdos

The absence of a level playing field or even the mere perception of an anticompetitive environment undermines the capacity of countries to attract private sector investments that are essential for economic growth. It seems imperative for the international organizations providing financial assistance to developing countries to work hand-in-hand with competition experts and further explore the relationship between economic development and competition policy.