Thematic evaluation of UNODC: Alternative development initiatives

24. As a long term, holistic strategy, AD embraces a long list of activities including land tenure, business law, international trades issues, civil rights enforcement, education, health, etc. AD when viewed from this perspective includes economic development, eradication, interdiction, education and policing as integral sub-components of the AD process. As a systemic approach, AD should begin long before coercive measures are started so as to prevent and mitigate economic hardship during the process of economic realignment toward a stable licit economy. In this view, AD should continue, even after drug crops are gone, until the economy is robust enough to prevent reinvestment in drug crops.
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