CICAD: Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)



What is the OID?

The Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID) was created in 2000 as the statistics, information, and research branch of CICAD.


Our mission is to help promote and build a drug information network for the Americas that offers objective, reliable, up-to-date and comparative information so that member states can better understand, design and implement policies and programs to confront the drug phenomenon in all its dimensions.


The Observatory supports hemispheric policy and cooperation by examining the crucial nexus of supply and demand within the hemisphere and vis-á-vis other regions of the world. It has the potential to serve as an early warning system on the appearance of new drugs, new methods of using and manufacturing drugs, and changing trafficking patterns. 


The OID provides the underpinnings for the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) indicators and for national anti-drug efforts by:

  1. helping countries improve the collection and analysis of drug-related data;
  2. promoting the establishment of national drug observatories and the use of standardized data systems and methodologies; and
  3. providing scientific and technical training for and the exchange of experiences among professionals working on the drug problem.
Inter-American Observatory on Drugs
Marya HynesChief (202) 370-4530
Pernell ClarkeSpecialist (202) 370-5494
Juan Carlos AranedaSpecialist (202) 370-0773
Igor TeubnerProject Officer (202) 370-4650
Paula DemassiConsultant (202) 370-9715

updated on 10/24/2019 3:24:47 PM