(1997; 175 pages)
2. National drug policies: what has been learnt?
The main aim of the research was to assess if national drug policies (whether explicit or implicit) have been successful in achieving availability and accessibility to essential drugs, quality and rational use of drugs and to understand why and why not. The participants therefore reviewed the data obtained from the indicators and the information provided with the political mapping. As the data were not completed for all the countries and were not available to the coordinators before the workshop, it was not possible to go into detail in all these aspects; however, some preliminary analysis and interpretation of results could be made which opened exciting avenues for the next steps of the research. These preliminary results are presented separately for the indicators and for the political mapping as they were discussed separately during the workshop.