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Global Drug Policy Index

Published on November 10, 2021
Current Context: The Global Drug Policy Index was released by Harm Reduction Consortium.
Global Drug Policy Index
  • India is ranked at 18th position among 30 countries in the index.
  • The 1st position is marked by Norway with a score of 74 out of 100.
  • The 2nd and 3rd positions are marked by New Zealand and Portugal respectively.
  • These are the top 3 countries in humane and health-driven drug policies.
  • The index is a mechanism or tool which provides a first-ever data-driven global analysis of 30 countries’ drug policies and implementation of those policies in a transparent, systematic, and comprehensive manner.
  • The 30th position is marked by Brazil.
  • This is the 1st edition of the index.
  • India’s score in each category: Overall index (46/100), Absence of extreme responses (63/100), Proportionality and criminal justice (38/100), Harm reduction (49/100), Access to medicine (33/100).


Q.1 Which country topped in Global Drug Policy Index?
a. New Zealand
b. Norway
c. Australia
d. Portugal
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