Competition policy and law enforcement in Botswana, Nigeria and Ethiopia: identifying drivers for reform

Dawar, Kamala and Ndaba, Ndluvo (2017) Competition policy and law enforcement in Botswana, Nigeria and Ethiopia: identifying drivers for reform. Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, 5 (2). pp. 161-162. ISSN 2050-0688

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Abstract

This paper undertakes a comparative assessment of the development of competition in Botswana, Ethiopia and Nigeria. These three African countries have all sought to introduce domestic competition law since 2000. The paper identifies the different factors that have contributed to the relative success in introducing competition law in Botswana, as compared to both the Nigerian and Ethiopian experience. The paper highlights the significance of both domestic and external factors in nurturing competition and good economic governance. It concludes that effective enforcement of competition law is founded on both internal and international dynamics. While domestic will for competition is a necessary precondition, the case of Botswana indicates how domestic reforms needed to be buttressed by capacity building and expertise from external sources, for the betterment of markets, producers and consumers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Competition law, Africa, Enforcement, Botswana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Reform
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
K Law
K Law > KL-KWK Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
Depositing User: Kamala Dawar
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 12:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67083

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