In many parts of the world, drug economies emerge as a consequence of deficits in development. The cultivation of plants used to make illicit drugs is just one example of this close relationship. Increasingly, international aid agencies are confronting this link and building drug policy into their development agendas.

On October 20, experienced practitioners will discuss how smart policies can address the link between drugs and development.


  • Daniel Brombacher, advisor for GIZ
  • Eric Gutierrez, senior advisor on accountable governance for Christian Aid
  • Tom Kramer, researcher for the Transnational Institute’s Drugs & Democracy Program
  • Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program

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