Publications and Downloads

Raising Voices: Empowering female farmers in drug crop cultivation areas
gender, illicit economies, empowerment

The publication "Raising Voices" tells the stories of smallholder women in drug crop growing areas and aims to encourage policy makers to incorporate these perspectives into drug policy strategies.

Speed Limits - Harm Reduction for people who use stimulants
Harm Reduction, stimulants, drug use

The use of stimulants often has negative consequences for consumers and their social environment. How can both health risks and related social problems be contained? What are the measures that can already achieve improvements worldwide? The GPDPD has commissioned the Dutch non-governmental organisation MAINline to analyse how harm reduction measures are implemented in different countries. The result is the „Speed Limits“-study, which, among other things, identifies nine key methods for effectively protecting consumers.

Report: How illegal coca cultivation contributes to deforestation in the Colombian Amazon
Illegal drug crop cultivation, deforestation

Illegal coca cultivation is one of the causes of the ongoing deforestation of Colombia's primary forests. The reasons are manifold and complex. Together with the programme on Protection of Forests and the Climate REDD+, the GPDPD presents the study "Comunidad, Bosque y Coca" (Community, Forest and Coca). It shows the connection between rainforest destruction and coca cultivation in the regions Catatumbo and Amazonía.