IDPC has been involved in a number of specific projects, in addition to the work we are already implementing:

Current projects

Women, Drug Policies and Incarceration in the Americas

IDPC is working in partnership with the Washington Office for Latin America, Dejusticia, and the OAS Inter-American Commission of Women, in collaboration with Costa Rican Association for the Study and Intervention of Drugs (ACEID), and Corporación Humanas, to address the issue of women incarcerated for drug crimes. The sponsoring organizations have convened an international working group of government officials, lawyers, and researchers on women’s and drug policy issues, to advance policies that protect the rights of this vulnerable group and end the unjust criminalization of non-violent drug offenders.

The Harm Reduction Consortium

IDPC is working in partnership with other six leading international and regional harm reduction, drug policy and drug user networks to deliver a long-term programme to strengthen civil society advocacy for the “critical enablers” of the HIV response for people who use drugs. The current three-year grant from RCNF focuses on four critical factors facing this population: inadequate harm reduction funding and coverage; harmful social and legal environments; widespread human rights violations; and insufficient civil society capacity. The overarching mission of the Harm Reduction Consortium is to end HIV transmission among people who inject drugs – in line with the RCNF vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

 

Past projects

Disseminating the recommendations of the West Africa Commission on Drugs (2014 - 2015)

With funding from USAID, the Kofi Annan Foundation and IDPC worked alongside the West Africa Commission on Drugs in 2014 and 2015 to disseminate the Commission's report and recommendations, through the organisation of workshops and country visits. 

Asia Action on Harm Reduction (2013 - 2015)

This project, funded by the European Commission and led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, in collaboration with a number of partners, sought to build the political and social momentum for change by empowering civil society to inform, advocate for, and bring about social and political change to address HIV and to foster greater participation of people who inject drugs in social and community life. 

Community Action on Harm Reduction (2010 - 2015)

IDPC was a technical partner in an ambitious project led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, aiming to expand harm reduction services to 180,000 injecting drug users, their partners and children in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malaysia.

New approaches in drug policy and interventions (2013 - 2014)

IDPC worked in partnership with the Transnational Institute, Diogenis and Forum Droghe to implement this project funded by the European Commission Drug Prevention and Information Programme. The project promoted debates on innovative drug policy alternatives. 

Modernising drug law enforcement  (2012 - 2013)

This project, led by IDPC in partnership with the International Security Research Department at Chatham House and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, collated and refined theoretical material and examples of new approaches to drug law enforcement. The project also promoted debate amongst law enforcement leaders on the implications for future strategies.