Innovation in drug policies

Innovation in drug policies

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If we expect different results from drug policy interventions we need new approches A new set of policies is needed to integrate drugs into a broader perspective, as part of a multidimensional sustainable development strategy for specific territories or communities. Its focus and priorities must focus on the main development challenges that must be promoted with priority over the specific objectives of drug policy: poverty reduction, social inclusion, human rights, governance, public health and citizen security.

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted, even more, the disconnection between action at the local and global levels, appealing to the territorialisation (localisation) of development, to seek better connections between local concerns and regional and global actions. In addition, local public decision-makers need to innovate and experiment so that public policy systems work better to meet the aspirations and needs of their communities.

Lines of action

Activities

5.4.1. Preparation and implementation of a Guide on innovative management processes and methodologies in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions and public policies on drugs.

5.4.2. Design and delivery of a virtual training course on innovation management processes and methodologies in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions and public policies on drugs.

5.4.3. Development of 2 in-person seminars/workshops on the design and implementation of citizen innovation laboratories in the area of public policies on drugs under a sustainable development approach.

5.4.4. Development of 5 citizen innovation laboratories in the area of public policies on drugs under a sustainable development approach.

5.4.5. Seed capital support for civil society organisations and/or local entities to develop innovative prototypes for public policy on drugs under a sustainable development approach.