GRSF Donors

The United Kingdom Government through UK Aid is supporting numerous global, regional and local partners in undertaking a broad range of road safety initiatives. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), are providing funding and support to GRSF to focus on road safety research with the objective of achieving significant, measurable, and sustainable road safety outcomes in developing countries.

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. They focus on five key areas for creating lasting change: the arts, education, the environment, public health, and government innovation. In February 2020, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a doubling of its support for global road safety, committing another $240 million from 2020 – 2025 to save 600,000 more lives and prevent up to 22 million injuries in low- and middle-income countries around the world. The six-year reinvestment in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) with the GRSF and other partners is expected to double its impact to date.

The Comité International de l’Inspection Technique Automobile (CITA) is the international association of governmental bodies and private companies actively involved in road vehicle compliance. CITA aims to improve road safety and environmental conditions by ensuring lifetime compliant vehicles. CITA announced the renewal of their commitment to GRSF on February 2020.

The World Bank Transport Global Practice plays a key role in connecting people, goods, and services using efficient, affordable, and safer solutions. While modern transport helps reduce poverty and boost prosperity, the World Bank also recognizes its challenges. Road traffic fatalities and injuries are among the most pressing issues faced by the transport sector, which has led the Bank to make road safety a key priority through the cocreation and constant funding support of the GRSF from its road safety Global Engagement Budget.

In 2020, GRSF welcomed TotalEnergies Foundation as its newest donor. This new partnership has been supporting a joint collaboration in advancing data-related capacity building through the African Road Safety Observatory. The project aims to provide training, assistance and guidance to countries, with the goal of boosting their road safety analytic and data usage capacities. This program of funding strengthens the ongoing partnership between TotalEnergies Foundation and GRSF. The organizations have worked together on road safety in Africa previously, including jointly supporting work on high crash risk corridors in Africa.

GRSF Partners

The GRSF partners with several Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), including the World Bank, UN Organizations, Governments, road safety experts and delivery organizations, private sector companies, international and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and academia to leverage funding, technical expertise, advocacy, and learning platforms to improve road safety in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to save lives.

Our partners include:

  • The Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP)
  • AXA Insurance
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • European Commission (EC)
  • Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile Foundation (FIA)
  • FIA High Level Panel
  • Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety
  • Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)
  • International Road Federation (IRF)
  • International Transport Forum (ITF)
  • National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
  • Road Traffic Injuries Research Network
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • UN Road Safety Fund (UN RSF)
  • United Nations Regional Economic Commissions

Research partners organizations include:

  • Cheikh Anta Diop University
  • Delft University of Technology
  • George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Global Health Advocacy Incubator
  • Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP)
  • Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
  • Iowa State University
  • John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Monash University
  • Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit
  • National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • University of Chicago’s Department of Public Health Sciences
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Washington
  • Vital Strategies
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) include:

  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
  • World Bank Group (WBG)

GRSF Technical Advisory Panel

We are grateful to the following ten members of the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP), who are recognized road safety experts and specialists external to the Bank, for their valuable contribution to the selection process of MDTF Call for Proposals and guidance on other policy issues relevant to GRSF. The Panel serves a critical role in strengthening GRSF grant application process with their technical guidance and ensuring a selection of quality proposals. We look forward to continuing to work with the Panel through next rounds of Call for Proposals.

  • Tony Bliss
    University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Jeanne Breen
    Global Road Safety Expert, UK

  • Harry Evdorides
    University of Birmingham, UK

  • Subhamay Gangopadhyay
    IndiaRAP, India

  • Raphael Grzebieta
    University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Eric Howard
    Global Road Safety Expert, Australia

  • Guoqing Hu
    Central South University, China

  • Olive Kobusingye
    Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

  • Maria Segui-Gomez
    Global Road Safety Consultant, Spain

  • Wojciech Suchorzewski
    Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

  • Mouhamadou Habib Sy
    Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal

  • Geetam Tiwari
    Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India

  • Pieter Venter
    Global Road Safety Partnership, Switzerland

  • Barry Watson
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  • Fred Wegman
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • George Yannis
    National Technical University of Athens, Greece



* In view of the proven linkage between alcohol consumption and road crashes and the evidence for ineffective approaches to the problem from the alcohol industry, GRSF does not work with, support, or receive support from parties that derive their funding or revenues from the development, production, distribution, sale of products, related-products or services from or funded by the alcohol industry.