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Nougier, Marie and Cots Fernández, Adria (2021) The Global Drug Policy Index 2021. London: Harm Reduction Consortium.

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The Global Drug Policy Index is a unique tool that documents, measures and compares national-level drug policies, providing each country with a score and ranking that shows how much their drug policies and their implementation align with the UN principles of human rights, health and development. As such, the Index provides an essential accountability and evaluation mechanism in the field of drug policy. It is composed of 75 indicators running across 5 broad dimensions of drug policy. This first iteration evaluates the performance of 30 countries covering all regions of the world.

This report provides an overview of the Index results regarding key trends, commonalities and differences in drug policies and their implementation in 30 countries, reviewing data from 2020. The report starts with a global review of the results, assessing data on each of the dimensions in turn. We then provide a snapshot of the results for each of the 30 countries in the form of visual factsheets.

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