The alcohol market can be divided into two main segments―recorded and unrecorded. Both segments are well established in many parts of the world and respond to social, cultural, economic, and political change. They also play a role in a range of key social and health issues.
This Toolkit has Three Key Aims:
1. to serve as a resource for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the issue of unrecorded alcohol;
2. to provide a menu of approaches that can be used to investigate the unrecorded alcohol market, depending on the research question, context, and existing data and resources available; and
3. to provide a road map for achieving, to the greatest extent possible, consistency and uniformity across studies so that results can be compared in a sound manner.