Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war

Drugs & (dis)order is a Global Challenges Research Fund project generating new evidence on how to transform illicit drug economies into peace economies in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar.

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News

Event
February 14, 2022

Drugs & (dis)order: Findings and future directions

Join us for Drugs & (dis)order's final event to hear findings from four years of research and debate policy and practice at the interface of illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding.

Journal Articles, Publications
December 21, 2021

‘Everything peasants do is illegal’: Colombian coca growers’ everyday experiences of law enforcement and its impacts on state legitimacy

This article draws on coca farmer accounts to argue that if the state continues to wage war against the peasantry, it will hardly achieve effective governance of the coca frontier.

Publications, Report
December 14, 2021

'La Paz con hambre y bala está muy difícil.' Informe de seguimiento a la implementación del PNIS

En este informe hacemos una evaluación a la implementación del Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de cultivos de uso ilícito.

Blog
December 13, 2021

Afghanistan: heroin and human trafficking are the only two sectors of the economy still thriving

The trade in drugs and people are growing in importance as other sectors of Afghanistan's economy contract or shut down and poverty deepens.

Journal Articles, Publications
November 29, 2021

Entangled lives: Drug assemblages in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan

Exploring the lifeworld of drugs, following their journey from the farmers' field to their arrival at the border with Tajikistan.

Research Sites

The research programme will draw on empirical data from Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar

Afghanistan

Afghanistan is estimated to produce 90% of heroin consumed in the UK. We're working in three borderland Afghanistan regions.

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Colombia

Since Colombia's 2016 peace agreement, coca cultivation has expanded. We're working in four Colombian borderland sites.

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Myanmar

Myanmar is the second largest producer of illicit opium in the world. We're working in two Myanmar borderland states.

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Recent Tweets

Learn & discuss the findings of the @Drugs_disorder 4-year research project to transform illicit drug economies into peace economies in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar at the project's 2022 conference in February: https://t.co/6MF9O7zw0J
#DDconf22

Póngase al día con las investigaciones sobre política de drogas en el #DDconf22 de @Drugs_disorder
En él participarán: @MajaVelez , directora del CESED y @anamarjona, profesora en @NorthwesternU, afiliada al CESED
🗓️ 14 y 15 de febrero
Inscripciones: https://t.co/caqFxlUmcl

"The trade in drugs and people are growing in importance as other sectors of the economy contract or shut down and poverty deepens."

Professor Jonathan Goodhand and Jan Koehler of @SOASDevelopment write about heroin and human trafficking in Afghanistan.

https://t.co/AuuPI5byCM

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