A significant portion of alcohol produced, sold, and consumed around the world is not reflected in official statistics. This ICAP Review focuses on the prevalence of "noncommercial alcohol" in Sub-Saharan Africa, central and eastern Europe, and southern Asia. "Noncommercial alcohol" is defined as traditional drinks produced for home consumption or limited local trade, unregistered and counterfeit products, and nonbeverage, or surrogate, alcohols.
The Review papers are written by regional experts familiar with local research and regional trends. Each paper provides a literature review and introduces new data. This ICAP Review contributes to a better understanding of the informal alcohol sector, identifies available local and international research, and highlights areas for further work.
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