DDH focus regions

Multidimensional realities of drugs issues in Africa

In recent years, the African continent has evolved from a transit region for illicit drugs to a consumer region. The United Nations predicts that the number of drug users is expected to increase by 40 percent by 2030. The DDH addresses the multidimensional realities of the drug issue in Africa and promotes research and knowledge for appropriate solutions.


The Journal of illicit Economies and Development Special Issue: Environmental Impacts of Illicit Economies

This Special Issue of the Journal of illicit Economies and Development seeks to enhance the evidence basis and understanding of the environmental impacts of illicit economies beyond traditional crime-focused indicators.



Our current podcast is a deep dive into the regional realities of the illicit drug market. It also includes an in-depth discussion of possible responses.


Our videos introduce you to the topic of drugs and development in different settings and regions.