Global Drug and Development Policy Roundup

Global Drug and Development Policy Roundup,” Institute of Development Studies, 2013

The initial invite-only event took place early 2013 and used the report “Dependent on Development. The interrelationships between illicit drugs and socioeconomic development” (pdf), released by the Nossal Institute for Global Health in December 2010, as a basis for discussion.

Event Briefing

Further resources

Co-convenor Markus Schultze-Kraft has written a series of blogs about Global Drug Policy:
And a podcast interview with Markus Schultze-Kraft for the Council on Foreign Relations.
A blog by Nick Crofts, Drugs and development – caught in a vicious cycle, published by The Guardian, on the publication of the Dependent on Development report.
A blog by Jonathan Glennie, Time for NGOs to talk about drugs, published on The Guardian’s Poverty Matter blog.
‘Illicit Drugs and Development’. Papers from a 2005 meeting on drugs and development in the Asia-Pacific regions organised by Nick Crofts and Pam Thomas (ANU), published in the Development Bulletin (see link under Related content).

Also recommended

  • Merill Singer (2008) Drugs and Development: Global Impact on Sustainable Growth and Human Rights. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
  • Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza (eds) (2010) Innocent Bystanders: Developing Countries and the War on Drugs. World Bank; Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • David Mansfield ‘Treating the Opium Problem in World Bank Operations in
    Afghanistan’. Guidelines prepared for the World Bank. (see link under Related content)
  • OECD’s report Transnational organized crime and fragile states, which includes a brief discussion on going beyond the ‘war on drugs’.

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