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First Middle East and North Africa Competition Forum

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Beirut, Lebanon

Since 2014, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), with the Economic Governance and Planning Section (EGPS) taking the lead, has been undertaking a combination of research, advisory and capacity-building activities on the topic of competition policy in the Arab region. Engagement has spanned national, regional and global levels, with the numerous activities implemented throughout the previous years.

To better address competition related development challenge in the Arab region, UNESCWA partnered with UNCTAD and the OECD for a joint approach to foster:

  1. Coordination and policy coherence (regional and inter-regional level)
  2. Support to national capacity-building, technical cooperation & advisory services
  3. Competition related research & analysis

The MENA competition forum kickstarts the collaboration with a conference bringing together stakeholders, experts and civil society.