The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of 100 NGOs and professional networks that specialise in issues related to the production and use of controlled drugs. The Consortium aims to promote objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at the national and international level, and supports evidence-based policies that are effective in reducing drug-related harm. Our advocacy positions are based on five core policy principles. IDPC produces occasional briefing papers, disseminates the reports of its member organisations about particular drug-related matters, and offers expert consultancy services to policy makers and officials around the world.
IDPC members have a wide range of experience and expertise in the analysis of drug problems and policies, and have contributed to policy debates at national and international level.
Our global membership has expertise and experience in drug policy issues. Whereas Our Partner Members work together to implement our annual work plans, and our Network Members contribute to the dissemination of our ideas and materials. The network is managed through a steering group of representatives from the 10 IDPC regions.
Our work plan for the period April 2011 to March 2012 builds on the analysis and advocacy relationships we have developed over the past few years, to articulate a progressive alternative to repressive drug policies, and provide NGOs and policy makers with mechanisms to discuss and implement more humane and effective policies and programmes.