This AREU Policy Brief asks how the SDG-16 goals are being addressed in Afghanistan. In What ways do they specifically address the particular political challenges that Afghanistan faces, and the geographical divisions of the country?
Addressing illicit economies in peace processes
This policy brief looks at different strategies used by governments and donors to engage with illicit economies in peace processes.
Policy frontiers: the drugs-development-peacebuilding trilemma
This policy brief presents the ‘Drugs-development-peacebuilding’ policy trilemma as a useful framework and tool for highlighting tensions and trade-offs between these three policy fields.
Drugs, development and violence in war-to-peace transitions
This policy brief shares insights from seven conflict- and drug-affected borderlands in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar, and reflects on their implications for those supporting peace processes, poverty alleviation and development in fragile contexts affected by drugs.
Illicit drugs and tough trade-offs in war-to-peace transitions
A new policy paper makes the case for including illicit drugs in Agenda 2030, particularly Sustainable Development Goal16.
Peace, illicit drugs and the SDGs: A development gap
New counter-narcotic and peacebuilding strategies are needed to meet SDG16.
Is forced eradication of coca crops effective?
This brief explores the effectiveness of forced eradication policies in Colombia.
Organised crime and drug markets: recent contributions from Latin America academia
A summary of academic research from Latin America published in 2018 on public policies to address organised crime related to drug trafficking.