Lear’s economists routinely undertake research and technical assistance projects for competition authorities, regulators, IFIs and NGOs. These include: the European Commission (DG Comp and DG EcFin), the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the European Parliament, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM), the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) and the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (ÙOHS).
Technical assistance comprises a range of activities aimed at helping countries develop more effective institutions and more efficient sets of laws and regulations – so as to ensure that markets work well and that institutions have the necessary power and skillset to govern them where needed. At Lear we undertake research projects, policy evaluations and regulatory impact assessments for regulatory agencies, trade associations and public institutions on topics ranging from competition policy to procurement from consumer protection to market regulation.
The activities that Lear typically undertakes within a technical assistance projects include inter alia:
Lear has been appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to provide technical assistance to the Antimonopoly Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan (“ACRU”). The project, funded by the Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund, encompassed a comprehensive capacity building programme based on trainings with the aim of supporting the institutional development, policy enforcement, and advocacy […] Read more
Lear has been appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to provide technical assistance to the Armenian Competition Protection Commission (“CPC RA”). Lear supported the CPC in numerous initiatives, such as conducting three market studies and drafting four guidelines, alongside planning a new advocacy strategy. In addition, in collaboration with Armenian and European […] Read more
Lear is implementing a technical assistance project funded by the EBRD for the Albanian Competition Authority (“ACA”). The project aims at strengthening ACA’s advocacy role in the country as well as the skills and competencies of its officials and case handlers, through the following activities: (1) preparation and promotion of a long-term strategy for “Competition […] Read more