Assistance to Policy Makers in Improving the Quality of National Drug Prevention Interventions

In order to support the drug use prevention programmes, increase their quality and coverage based on the UNODC International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and the UNODC draft guidance on the evaluation of prevention interventions, a national training seminar on the "Prevention Strategy and Policy Makers" was held on 4-6 November 2015 in Dushanbe. Representatives of government agencies, international as well as non-governmental organisations working in the field of drug use prevention took part in the event. The seminar was organized upon the government's request to provide assistance in the evaluation of drug prevention interventions implemented by the government and to strengthen its effectiveness.

The seminar is continuing UNODC's efforts in the assistance to the Tajik government with the evaluation of drug use prevention activities and the development of recommendations through two regional workshops held in the region, including activities implemented under the UNODC global programme on family-based prevention. The coverage and quality of the prevention programmes implemented by the Tajik government were assessed in line with the UNODC International Standards on Drug Use Prevention. The suggested improvements will result in a 'road map' exercise for future prevention interventions.

The seminar was organised in the framework of the "Prevention of drug use, HIV/AIDS and crime among young people through family skills training programmes in low - and middle-income countries" project in collaboration with the UNODC HQ Health Branch in Vienna.