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The role of Competition Policy in supporting MSMEs economic recovery in the post COVID-19 crisis

11 March, 2021
Online (13:00 Dakar/ 14:00 CET/ 16:00 Addis Ababa)


As you may already know, UNCTAD and UNECA, through the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), have joined forces in responding to the COVID19 crisis by holding a regional dialogue on the role of Competition Policy in supporting the economic recovery of MSMEs post COVID-19. This regional dialogue will be held virtually via Zoom on March 11nd, 2021 at 14:00-16:30 hrs CET (13:00 Dakar) with simultaneous interpretation in English and French. 

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During the regional dialogue, we will also discuss the preliminary findings of the UN reports: 

  1. An UNCTAD Report entitled “How COVID-19 Affects MSME Access to Markets and Competition: A Review of Key Issues and Recommendations for Future Action”

  2. An UNCTAD national report focusing on South Africa entitled “Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in South Africa”