Pillar 1: Policies and Investments

The road safety financing gap and inadequate institutional capacity have been widely recognized as barriers to improving road safety performance in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). Pillar 1 activities are designed to maximize the investment opportunities presented by the transport, health, education, and urban development portfolios of the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks and strengthen country-level road safety management.

The World Bank, as one of the largest financiers of transport projects in LMICs, provides a unique leverage position for GRSF initiatives to catalyze a significant amount of road safety investment.

Pillar 1 funds technical assistance activities that supports the identification, preparation, and implementation of evidence-based road safety investment projects in LMICs financed by the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks. Pillar 1 will also co-finance road safety investment projects.

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Focus Areas

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  • Highways and Rural Roads
  • Urban Mobility
  • Trucking and Logistics
  • Emergency Medical Services and Post-Crash Care