World Bank Report on Competition Policy


On December 17, 2019, the Deputy Head of the FAS Russia Andrey Tsyganov met with the Director and Permanent Representative of the World Bank in Russia, Mr Renaud Seligmann.

During the meeting, representatives of the World Bank presented the results of an analytical report on productivity and competition policy in the Russian Federation, prepared by the World Bank in 2019. The parties also discussed further steps and areas of cooperation in the field of competition policy and public procurement.

The deputy head of the FAS, in turn, spoke about the current areas of work of the FAS Russia and the prospects for future cooperation. Andrey Tsyganov summed up the meeting in a short quote - "We discussed with the colleagues from the World Bank the concept of this report a year ago. And today it is gratifying to note that the report took place. Some of the conclusions reached by experts, in my opinion, are even milder than those that we come to in our work, but on the whole, correspond to the real picture of the state of competition policy in Russia. It seems that the conclusions and recommendations of this most interesting study deserve to be heard by a wide audience. Moreover, they can be used by FAS Russia in preparing the next annual report on the development of competition".