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Improving road traffic fatality data



WHO in partnership with Ministries of Health, Transport and Interior

Duration: 12 months

Value: USD199,500

Objectives: To strengthen existing health information systems in order to produce through enhanced civil registration more accurate and timely data on road traffic deaths. Two steps: 1) mapping of the existing data systems; 2) development of a plan of action with specific enhancements in the countries’ civil registration and vital statistics systems. In the long run, to increase engagement and collaboration among different stakeholders and ministries (including health, transport and interior.

Main activities:

       Country consultations to identify missing or weak elements in the current system

       Two national stakeholder capacity-building workshops in each country

       Provision of technical support to selected ministries and governmental officials

       Evaluation report on the process mapping and recommendations

Strengthening legal frameworks for road safety



WHO in partnership with Ministries of Health, Transport and Interior

Duration: 12 months

Value: USD145,188

Objectives: Building on existing efforts by the national governments, to identify legislative gaps in the five road-safety related pillars areas, and to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue for the development of a more comprehensive legal framework in the field of road safety.

Main activities:

       In-depth institutional and legal assessment in each country and sharing of the findings during high-level meetings and technical planning meetings with multiple stakeholders

       Review of the draft amendments to laws and regulations

       Support to the government in adopting a legislative and regulatory framework and development of policy papers and other technical documents

Scaling up safe streets designs



UN-Habitat in partnership with Ministries of Transport and Urban Development, and the Addis Ababa Road & Transport Bureau

Duration: 12 months

Value: USD200,000

Objectives: To provide technical support to the city officials in their ongoing efforts to upgrade over the coming budget year more than 50 km of footpaths and introduce new bicycle lanes; to build on the government’s ongoing focus to better design and implement policies and make investment decisions that prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

Main activities:

       Wide dissemination of the National Design Manual developed by the Ministry of Urban Development (at least in 6 cities)

       5 workshops and Open Street Days organized with multi-stakeholder engagement

       Establishment of an interactive web platform for most-up-to-date design standards

       Support to Addis Ababa in developing a clear formal process for design review

       Provision of design review assistance in at least 3 city governments

Strengthening speed management



UNESCAP in partnership with the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)

Duration: 12 months

Value: USD198,546

Objectives: To contribute to reductions in speed-related road crashes and their severity levels by improving road user behavior through a best practice speed enforcement training via “train the trainer”; enhance the capacity of a core group of national-level police who will further train the Local Transportation Offices at the district level.

Main activities:

       Development and delivery of a “train the trainer” workshop to 120 Local Transportation Office trainees at the district level

       A national stakeholders’ workshop

       A set of recommendations to institutionalize the speed enforcement training for relevant staff and the Local Transportation Office and local government units

Child-responsive urban planning and sustainable urban transportation



UNICEF in partnership with the International Society of City and Regional Planners

Duration: 12 months

Value: USD197,694

Objectives: To develop capacity in child-responsive urban planning, with a particular focus on developing and improving transportation systems. The three beneficiary countries are situated in different regions, which shows the potential of replication of this project. The project targets both student urban and transportation planners, playing a key role in the planning, construction and management of safe roads.

Main activities:

       Capacity development, including the course material for 2 capacity development modules and the delivery of a training of trainer session

       Formulation of specific policy recommendations

       On-site interventions