Road Safety Grant Program | FY20 Key Outcomes

Road Safety Grant Program | FY20 Key Outcomes

In FY2020, GRSF achieved significant milestones across the board making strong and sustainable road safety outcomes through increased funding, innovative activities, and strong teamwork. This was made possible by GRSF’s enhanced global reputation, larger and sustainable donor funding and partnership with the World Bank’s Transport Global Practice leading to stronger commitment to the road safety agenda:

  • During FY20, GRSF supported World Bank operations and global research in road safety through 47 grants already in implementation. 

  • New Call for Proposals selected 9 successful grants worth over $1.7 million focusing on road safety research in low-income and UK Aid Direct eligible countries. These proposals will be implemented during FY21.

  • The GRSF grant-funded activities influenced WB investment projects worth over $3 billion on road safety interventions.

The GRSF Grant Program has improved safety delivered through bank loans with a total value of nearly $4 billion. In addition to mobilizing and guiding World Bank resources, GRSF Grants leveraged almost $250 million of financial support from counterpart governments to safe road investments. 

The GRSF’s Grant Program has expanded to 81 countries, and based on preliminary estimates, is expected to result in over 1,800 lives saved by working on improving road safety outcomes of World Bank loans through technical assistance and capacity building. Hence, the GRSF’s Multi-Donor Trust Funded Grant Program has again significantly exceeded the key donor agreed performance target.

To learn more about this topic, visit the Road Safety Grant Program page.