Competition Policy South-Central America

Progetto concluso

COMPAL is a capacity-building programme promoting sustainable competition and consumer protection systems in Latin America. It is implemented by UNCTAD with the support of Switzerland. COMPAL II is the second phase of the programme. It will focus on deepening the achievements of the first phase and will introduce a stronger regional focus in view of exchange of expertise.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Commercio sostenible
01.01.2009 - 31.12.2012
CHF 3'791'330
Contesto The promotion of a competitive economic environment enhances the economic performance of developing countries through increased innovation, productivity and international competitiveness, which is particularly important in view of the globalisation of international trade and value chains. The development of competition and consumer protection systems in many Latin American countries had in the past suffered from deficiencies in enforcement due to weak institutions. COMPAL was launched in 2005 in view of strengthening competition and consumer protection systems, institutions and frameworks in Latin America.
Obiettivi COMPAL promotes sustainable competition and consumer protection systems in Latin America in order to improve the functioning of the markets and the international competitiveness of the beneficiary countries. After the successful implementation of a first phase of COMPAL from 2004-08, the second phase of COMPAL (COMPAL II) now seeks to deepen the human and institutional capacities that were developed during the first phase and aims at establishing a stronger focus on regional cooperation, exchange of expertise and peer-learning in view of ensuring sustainability of the programme’s achievements. At the start of the programme, the beneficiary countries were Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Peru. The following countries joined the programme between 2009 and 2011: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Uruguay, Honduras and Paraguay.
Effetti a medio termine Legal framework enhanced towards stronger competition and consumer protection systems.Improved and strengthened law enforcement.Enhanced legitimacy of the relevant authorities.Adequate human and technical capacities to effectively implement competition and consumer protection policies.Stakeholders in the public and private sector are familiarized with the benefits of competition and consumer protection.

Risultati principali attesi:   Advocacy events on competition and consumer protection.Better knowledge of private and public stakeholdesr regarding the role of competition and consumer protection authorities.Specialized training programmes for public authorities.Recommendations for public policies.Seminars and workshops on competition and consumer protection policies and their enforcement.Reforms of the legal framework on competition and consumer protection undertaken.

Risultati fasi precedenti:   The COMPAL programme was first launched in 2005 for a three year period. An external evaluation of the programme confirmed the strategic relevance of the programme and recommended to continue the programme in view of strengthening the achievements of the first phase. This lead to the conceptualization of a second phase of the programme, COMPAL II.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile SECO
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • United Nation Center for Trade and Development

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   3'791'330 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   14'000'000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 7 01.01.2009 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)