Presentation on theme: "Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism Pre-IWG October - 2005."— Presentation transcript:
Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism Pre-IWG October
2 Recommendations are assigned with the following objectives: To assist each country in strengthening its policies to combat the problem of drugs and related activities Increase multilateral cooperation in the Hemisphere
3 Number of recommendations assigned in the Third Evaluation Round ( ) 7 countries with 16 recommendations 1 country with 26 recommendations
4 Number of recommendations assigned in the three evaluation rounds: Evaluation Round Total Number of Recs. Average per country Example: Two Countries X and Y First rec. X = 11 rec. Y = 17 rec. Second rec. X = 3 rec. Y = 16 rec. Third rec. X = 14 rec. Y = 26 rec.
5 Variations in the wording used in recommendations and in the scope of recommended actions : Provide specialized training in drug abuse prevention and treatment Conduct a study to estimate the magnitude of drug consumption in the general population Consider, for the investigation of transnational organized crime cases, the use of special investigation techniques (…)
6 Tend to be long-term/onerous: Prevalence Surveys / studies Establish minimum standards of care Implementation of systematic national drug prevention and treatment programmes
7 What to do when countries accumulate reiterated recommendations? CURRENT SITUATION: Third Round Evaluation ( ): 49 reiterated recommendations from the First Evaluation Round ( ) Letter sent to countries with reiterated rec. from the First Round urging its fulfillment and/or offering assistance.
8 Need for guidelines to: Unify criteria of expert Unify treatment given to national reports Improve quality of recommendations Facilitate rec. Implementation and follow-up
9 Taking into account the comments received from countries, the main issues to be defined on the drafting of recommendations are: 1.Wording 2.Recommended Actions 3.Timeframe for fulfillment of recommendations 4.Prioritization of Recommendations 5.Number of Recommendations 6.Procedure for the Drafting of Final Recommendations 7.Reiteration of Recommendation
10 Proposal: Specify if recommendations can be implemented in a long / medium / short term basis taking into account the action recommended and country reality Justification: a.Guide the country on the timeframe the GEG/MEM considers appropriate to implement the rec. b.Facilitate recommendations Follow-up. c.Avoid continuous reiteration of recommendations. Example: (2 recommendations in the same report) a.Develop a study to estimate the magnitude of drug use among general population. MEDIUM / LONG TERM b.Evaluate the efficacy of some of the treatment and rehabilitation programs. SHORT TERM
11 Proposal: Prioritized by countries and reflected in the Follow-Up Report. Justification: a.Improve Follow-Up reports by reflecting more accurately the anti-drug policies and measures taken by countries. b.Facilitate technical and financial assistance. Example: (2 recommendations in the same report) a.Reactivate the National Council on Drugs, suspended since 2000 b.Extend professional training in the area of drug use prevention
12 Proposal: Establish a maximum number of recommendations. Justification: a.Balance assigned recommendations to countries b.Highlight recommendations that are more critical to improve an overall anti-drug policy. Example: a.Country X - 2nd Evaluation Round ( ) – 16 rec. b.Country X – 3rd Evaluation Round ( ) – 26 rec.
13 Proposal: Include draft recommendations in the first GEG draft of the report (even if accompanied by a note to country) Justification: a.Provide more time and clarity for the country to react to the rec. b.Avoid mistakes or misunderstandings of provided information c.Improve quality of recommendations