The IAC SAFER tool has been used to compare countries and we have completed the first analysis of change over time within a country. A first paper is being published on industry penetration in policy in Aotearoa.
We have welcomed several new countries to the IAC SAFER collaboration: Botswana, Cambodia, Colombia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Republic of Ireland.
The regular face to face meetings held between the collaborators of the IAC study have been prevented by the COVID pandemic.
Work has continued with publication of the development of an IAC Policy Index; a collaborative study on COVID and alcohol policy; and an expansion of the Alcohol Environment Protocol to create an IAC SAFER tool and to monitor alcohol industry penetration.
COVID study countries: South Africa, Turkey, Chile, Mexico, Canada, USA, Ghana, Nigeria, New Zealand, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Mongolia.
IAC SAFER countries: Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, State(s) of India, Bhutan, Lao PDR, Vietnam, China, Philippines, Nigeria, Kenya
An IAC meeting was held on Saturday the 1st of June in Utrecht, Netherlands prior to the KBS conference.
An IAC meeting was held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018 in Chiang Mai prior to the KBS conference.
An IAC working meeting was held on 3 October 2017, prior to the GAPC conference in Melbourne.
An IAC meeting was held on the 3rd-4th of June 2017, prior to the KBS meeting in Sheffield.
Canada is carrying out a pilot in Ontario.
Turkey are now in field collecting data for Wave 1.