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Road Safety Grant Program

Program overview ⌵︎

A vital part of the GRSF mission is the Road Safety Grant Program, that supports the World Bank and other institutions with their road and urban transport investment projects as well as advancing global road safety research.

GRSF grants are provided following annual Calls for Proposals after rigorous evaluation process against the facility’s objectives, along with the project’s ability to positively affect road safety outcomes at the city, country, and/or regional level. Written government endorsements accompanying these requests guarantee stronger countries ownership, favors more sustainable outcomes, and provides a greater possibility for additional road safety investment in the client country.

All GRSF grant funded projects have to follow World Bank environmental and social safeguards, financial management/fiduciary requirements and procurement rules.  As our grants are mostly of research nature, all GRSF grantees are also encouraged  to follow UK Aid Guidance on Safeguarding in International Development Research, including also some principles for international research during COVID-19 pandemic.

  • FY21 Winning Proposals ⌵︎
  • FY20 Winning Proposals ⌵︎
  • Previous Winners ⌵︎
Winners of the Call for Proposals FY21

GRSF recently announced the winners of the FY 2021 Call for Grant Proposals, a key mechanism of the ongoing GRSF Grant Program in selecting top quality road safety research initiatives. The seven successful grants total $919 k, span over a large geographical area, and focus on improving speed management using infrastructure measures in low-income countries. This was made possible thanks to the financial support of our UK Aid donors and with the support of specialized experts from our GRSF Technical Advisory Panel.

While the process was very competitive, having received over 23 applications requesting for $3 million, GRSF would like to thank all applicants for their excellent proposals and looks forward to collaborating with the successful teams on the implementation of their research projects.

 

MEET THE FY21 WINNERS

FY21 Winning proposals REV2
Winners of the Call for Proposals FY20

GRSF recently announced the winners of the FY 2020 Call for Grant Proposals, a key mechanism of the ongoing GRSF Grant Program in selecting top quality road safety research initiatives. The nine successful grants total $1.711 million, span over a large geographical area, and focus on addressing the growing crisis of road traffic deaths and injuries in low-income countries. This was made possible thanks to the financial support of our UK Aid donors (Department for International Development and Department of Health and Social Care) and with the support of specialized experts from our GRSF Technical Advisory Panel.

While the process was very competitive, having received almost 50 applications requesting for $9.98 million, GRSF would like to thank all applicants for their excellent proposals and looks forward to collaborating with the successful teams on the implementation of their research projects.

 

MEET THE FY2O WINNERS   KEY FY20 OUTCOMES

FY20 call for proposal
Winners of the Call for Proposals FY19

The GRSF’s new Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) program, financed by UK Aid, recently announced the winners of its FY 2019 Call for Proposals. These 14 grants totaling USD 2.75 million span over a large geographical area and focus on road safety research, technical assistance and capacity building and are aimed at advancing the global road safety agenda. While the process was very competitive, having received the largest number of applications thus far, GRSF would like to thank all internal and external applicants for their excellent proposals and looks forward to collaborating with the teams on the implementation of their projects.

 

MEET THE FY19 WINNERS

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Program Outcomes

  • money

    $2.5 billion 
    worth of World Bank investment projects supported by GRSF grants

  • lives-saved

    10,500 lives saved
    through GRSF grants and World Bank loans since 2016

  • money

    $1.7 million
    approved for the GRSF’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund FY20 Call for Proposals for road safety research activities. 

  • funds

    +1$ million
    co-funding leveraged by GRSF in FY20.

  • funds

    49 proposals
    reviewed by GRSF in FY20, resulting in 9 grants on road safety research, advisory and capacity building.