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.
The publication addresses the drugs and development nexus from a range of critical viewpoints, highlighting gaps and contradictions, and exploring opportunities for enhanced linkages between drug policy and development programming.
This webinar explores why the legal regulation of drugs is critical for development, and how the development sector must ensure drug policy reform is designed and delivered with the principles of social justice.