The preparation of the DCRs involved primary and secondary research in the project countries, the key findings from which has been documented in the DCRs. The finalisation of the reports entailed a process of periodic consultations with the Project Advisory Committee members (on the international level) and National Reference Group members (from the specific countries).
The Diagnostic Country Reports (DCRs) are the output of Phase I, i.e. Diagnostic Phase, of the project. The reports underscore the implications of competition reforms in the project sectors (staple food and bus transport) on consumer and producer welfare.