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Assessing the Economic Impact of Competition: Findings from Zambia

Research report

Research report

ODI has conducted a study on how policy frameworks (such as the existence of a competition authority, degree of state ownership, openness to trade etc.) affect the degree of competition present in a given product market, and how the degree of competition affects market outcomes such as prices, competitiveness, innovation and access to services.

The policy framework and economic performance has been compared in four product markets (sugar, cement, beer and mobile phone services) across five countries (Bangladesh, Vietnam, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana). This paper summarises the findings from Bangladesh.  A synthesis of the broader findings based on the results from all five countries has been published in an ODI Research Report.

Karen Ellis, Rohit Singh & Chiwama Musonda