Saturday, February 9, 2008

Should Afghanistan consider legalizing opium production?

William Byrd, Economic Advisor for South Asia talks about the economic incentives and development initiatives that could reduce opium production in Afghanistan.

A strategy to help Afghanistan kick its habit
By Edmund Phelps and Graciana del Castillo

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The general conclusions of the economic incentives paper are that economic development is needed alongside good governance. It's not that I disagree with the validity of these recommendations, just that they do not really suggest a new direction - the government and internationals are already doing all of that. More accurately, they are trying to do it. The difficulty is not that people need light shed on policy, but on effective implementation.