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 Road Safety Grants Programme, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, was created in 2012 to support NGOs in a number of countries to advocate for road safety policy changes and actions to reduce deaths and injuries as a result of road traffic crashes.

Established in April 2018, the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) aims to help low- and middle-income countries put in place effective national road safety systems in order to a) substantially curb the number of fatalities and injuries from road crashes, and (b) reduce economic losses resulting from them. Its grants strengthen national and local capacity to manage and improve road safety by providing funding and technical expertise. As a unique financing instrument, bringing together concerned UN organizations under one umbrella, and supported by governments, private sector, academia and civil society, the Fund supports concrete actions helping to achieve the road safety-related targets (target 3.6 and target 11.2) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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