The Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) is a cross-regional project. It acts on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and under the political patronage of the Federal Government's Drug Commissioner. The project has set itself the goal of establishing development and health policy approaches in international drug policy. Because the development of a sustainable strategy in dealing with the global drug problem requires intensive cooperation between like-minded governments and organisations, GPDPD works closely with a number of partners.
GPDPD cooperates on behalf of the BMZ with governments that pursue a similar course to the German Federal Government in their drug policies. Through prior coordination, common positions can be represented more effectively in international dialogue forums – particularly the approach of alternative development and harm reduction in dealing with drug use. In 2015 and 2016, GPDPD worked with government partners from Colombia, Great Britain, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Switzerland and Thailand in various activities and areas of work.
In advising governments across Africa, Asia and Latin America that are open to adapting their national drug policy strategy, GPDPD cooperates with an implementing consortium. Members of this consortium are the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Thai Mae Fah Luang Foundation (MFLF), the non-governmental organisations Transnational Institute (TNI), and the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC). The consortium has extensive experience in the development, evaluation and practical application of drug policy instruments in the fields of alternative development and health protection.