Funding opportunities

Following the launch of the World report on road traffic injury prevention and subsequent United Nations and World Health Assembly resolutions related to the "global road safety crisis", a number of funding opportunities have been established to support governments, road safety organizations and nongovernmental organizations implement the recommendations of the world report and, since 2011, implement plans for the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011–2020).

The World Bank's Global Road Safety Facility was launched in 2005. Its objectives are to increase funding and technical assistance for global, regional and country level initiatives designed to enable low- and middle-income countries implement their own road safety programmes.

The Road Safety Fund was created in 2011 to support the implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020. It directs small grants from a range of donors to governments and nongovernmental organizations to support road traffic injury prevention programmes in countries and communities.

The Bloomberg Philanthropies supported Road Safety Grants Programme, managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, was created in 2012 to support nongovernmental organizations in Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russian Federation, Turkey and Viet Nam to advocate for road safety policy changes and actions to reduce deaths and injuries as a result of road traffic crashes.

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Contact

UN Road Safety Collaboration

WHO/VIP
Avenue Appia 20
CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 791 2881
Fax: +41 22 791 4332
E-mail: traffic@who.int