April, 2013 – April, 2014
UTS is undertaking a project entitled “Competition Reforms in Key Markets for Enhancing Social and Economic Benefits in Developing Countries” (CREW Project). The CREW Project is being implemented by CUTS with the support from DFID (United Kingdom) and BMZ (Germany) facilitated by GIZ (Germany), over a period of three years (November 2012 October 2015) in four countries. The Project aims to develop an approach (with a suggested combination of indicators, metrics and tools), which would help in assessing impacts of competition reforms on consumers and producers in two selected markets.
The project is being implemented in four countries: India, The Philippines, Ghana and Zambia and the two ‘market’ studies to be undertaken include: i) staple food and ii) passenger transport. The purpose of this study is to assess the state of competition and competitiveness in the selected sectors and countries, especially focusing on the impact that past and existing public policies, regulations, private sector business practices, institutional arrangements and other factors have had on economic welfare broadly defined.