Every day 3,300 people around the world are killed due to road traffic incidents, this is approximately 1.2 million people each year or equivalent to losing the entire population of a city the size of Sofia. Deaths from road crashes are ranked the 11th leading cause of death and accounts for 2.1% of all deaths globally. The majority of road traffic injuries effect people in low - middle income countries which include many of the Banks countries of operation. The most effected groups are young adults, especially males between 15 and 44 years of age and these accounts to around 59% of all road deaths.
In 2011, the United Nations launched the Decade of Action for Road Safety in recognition of road safety being a major global public health issue. This is a global initiative that aims to save 5 million lives and avoid 50 million serious injuries by 2021. The EBRD along with other MDB support the global call for action from World Health Assembly Resolution WHA57.10 (Road safety and health), UN General Assembly Resolutions 586/289, 60/5, 62/244, 64/255, and 66/260 (Improving global road safety). The UN’s recently approved 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has underscored the importance of addressing road safety. As part of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (“ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”), a global target has been established to “by 2020 halve global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents” and in order for the EBRD to support this effort it continues to seek out, develop and implement road safety assignments which aims to promote best practice on a variety of its investments.
In 2015 an extension for Road Safety Framework have been approved, which will continue focusing on: risks to workers and communities from road traffic; Technical inspections and road safety audits of road designs to identify and eliminate road safety risks prior to construction; Capacity building of local engineers to raise awareness of best practice road safety engineering principles; Assistance in developing existing national technical standards to meet good international practice; Preparation and assistance in implementing of Road Safety Strategies and Action Plans at the institutional level.This project is in line with EBRD has joined other major Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to help achieve the goals of the decade. The MDBs agreed “A Shared Approach to Managing Road Safety” in 2009, which commits the MDBs to scaling up and mainstreaming road safety into their operations.
This TC Project feeds directly into this Bank’s Transport Strategy – Section 3 and Bank's Environmental and Social Policy 2014 Performance Requirement 4.
Identify effective and successful transport safety measures and initiatives to minimise the risks on client projects and enhance the transition impact.
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