Science & Policy

IARD’s research program adds to the body of available knowledge and the evidence used to inform policy and interventions, particularly in developing countries. Much of IARD’s research explores differences in the relationship between drinking and cultural, social, and economic factors in countries around the world, and the impact of policies in different contexts. Understanding these differences allows the formulation of approaches that can be adapted to the particular needs of countries around the world.

Health and Policy Reviews



Taxation of Beverage Alcohol

Pricing policies, notably through taxation, are among the various regulations applied to alcohol beverages in almost every country where their sale is legal. Taxation may be imposed by national, state, or local authorities, and can include value-added tax (VAT), sales tax, excise tax, and tariffs. This review mainly discusses excise taxation on alcohol beverages.

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04/30/18

Drinking and Cardiovascular Health

The relationship between alcohol and CVD is complicated and depends on the pattern of drinking.  While heavy consumption is a risk factor for CVD, light to moderate drinking has been identified as protective against several diseases among some groups of individuals.

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01/27/17

National Drinking Guidelines

Health promotion efforts by governments aim to encourage lifestyles and choices that support the health and wellbeing of citizens.

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01/27/17
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IARD Resources



List of recent releases

The following was provided to Mother Jones by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking on March 21

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Taxation as a Policy Lever

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CEOs of leading beer, wine and spirits producers to develop new responsible marketing standards for digital channels

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World’s Leading Producers of Beer, Wine and Spirits are combatting harmful drinking in more than a hundred countries

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IARD Launches BACPlus Calculator

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UK Chief Medical Officer’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines

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Our Research

IARD’s research aims to add to the body of available knowledge and the evidence base used to inform policy and interventions, particularly as they relate to developing countries. IARD is interested in exploring differences in the relationship between drinking and cultural, social, and economic factors in countries around the world, and the impact of policies in different contexts. Understandingthis diversity allows the formulation of approaches that can be adapted to the particular needs of countries around the world.