Agency Effectiveness


The mission of the Agency Effectiveness Working Group (AEWG) is to identify key elements of a well-functioning competition agency and good practices for strategy and planning, operations, and enforcement tools and procedures. AEWG’s mandate is to share experience among ICN members and NGAs and to develop and disseminate good practices for agency effectiveness.


The Working Group recently produced ICN Guidance on Investigative Process, addressing investigative practices and principles that enhance the effectiveness of agencies’ decision-making and ensure effective protection of procedural rights. The Guidance includes sections on agency investigative tools, transparency, engagement and the protection of confidential information.

Report on the March 2014 Roundtable on Competition Agencies' Investigative Process



AEWG Contact Information

For more information about the Agency Effectiveness Working Group please contact:

Mr. Rainer Lindberg                              
Head of Unit   
Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority                                             

Mr. Paul O'Brien

Counsel, Office of International Affairs

US Federal Trade Commission


Ms. Seema Guar

Competition Commission of India


Mr. Kjell Sunnevåg

Director External Relations

The Norwegian Competition Authority