Aligning Agendas: Drugs, Sustainable Development, and the Drive for Policy Coherence

Current drug policy too often has a negative impact on communities and runs counter to efforts to ameliorate poverty through sustainable development. However, this is often not captured by the metrics used to measure the impact of drug policy. One way to improve these metrics is to align them with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This would not only help overcome many of the limitations of drug policies resulting from suboptimal metrics but also make sure these policies enhance, rather than hinder, efforts to achieve the SDGs. This report analyzes how more precise, more complete, and better conceived metrics can help us to understand the impact of drug policy on sustainable development and the prospects of achieving the SDGs. The report is the result of over a year of work by the International Expert Group on Drug Policy Metrics, convened by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and the International Peace Institute.

Title
Aligning Agendas: Drugs, Sustainable Development, and the Drive for Policy Coherence
Author
Segura, Renata and Stein, Sabrina
Published
February 2018
On the web
Citation
Aligning Agendas: Drugs, Sustainable Development, and the Drive for Policy Coherence, Segura, Renata and Stein, Sabrina (February 2018), https://www.ipinst.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1802_Aligning-Agendas.pdf.