The objectives of development should be integrated into drug policies, particularly in developing countries. Crop eradication should not be carried out unless alternative livelihoods and the infrastructure on which they depend have been put in place first. In addition, the effectiveness of drug policies must be gauged against developmental and human security criteria.
SIGAR suggests that the United States' ineffective policies and efforts to reduce opium cultivation in Afghanistan dramatically affected vulnerable populations who either grow or consume opium and continue to suffer immensely.
IDPC expresses concern about Commissioner Gaviria's endorsement of a presidential candidate whose proposals on drug policy are in stark contrast with the ones made by the Global Commission on Drug Policy.