Enhanced Road Safety Data Systems to Save Lives in Cambodia
📑 GRSF-funded analysis: Road safety data review in Cambodia. Summary note
Road safety is a major public health issue in Cambodia. Reducing the number of road crashes is a priority for the government. Accurate data are needed to design the most effective interventions. Improving the current crash data system will furnish a more comprehensive picture of critical road safety issues in Cambodia and provide the basis for developing policies to save more lives.
In the framework of the development of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO), the World Bank and the International Transport Forum (ITF), with the support of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in Cambodian, initiated a technical assistance project to assess the crash data system in Cambodia and developing a road map for strengthening this system.
This work started in 2019 and was carried out by the World Bank and the ITF, with support from GRSF and UK Aid.
THE DATA REVIEW MISSION ⌵︎
Experts from the Dutch Road Safety Research Institute (SWOV), ITF, World Bank and GRSF visited Cambodia from 6 to 13 December 2019 to review the crash data system of Cambodia and to discuss preliminary conclusions and recommendations with key high-level road safety stakeholders.
This summary note discusses the main findings of the review mission and provides a set of recommendations to further improve road crash data collection and analysis, and to improve road safety in general.
GRSF GRANT INFORMING WORLD BANK PROJECTS ⌵︎
📑 Cambodia Road Connectivity Improvement Project
The World Bank financed Cambodia Road Connectivity Improvement Project has the objective of improving climate resilient road access to economic and human development facilities in targeted provinces in Cambodia.
This project has strong road safety activities, including deployment of a crash database and a series of road safety assessments planned to invest on safer roads, among many other activities to improve the transport connectivity in Cambodia.
The road safety component in this project was informed by the road safety data review performed by ITF and the World Bank in 2019-2020 under the GRSF Grant mentioned above. In addition to the activities in Cambodia, this GRSF Grant aimed to contribute to the establishment of a network of Regional Road Safety Observatories in Asia-Pacific to foster enhanced road safety data collection and analysis.
PARTNERSHIPS TO SAVE LIVES ⌵
For this Grant, GRSF partnered with:
ITF as recipient of the Grant
Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Technical Secretariat of the APRSO.
This project exemplifies how GRSF Grants can successfully support and inform World Bank operations. This Grant directly leveraged additional World Bank funding for three road safety components under this World Bank project, with focus on updating existing crash database; road infrastructure safety assessments; and capacity building.
Project's team: Sadig Aliyev, Veasna Bun, Bowen Wang, Alina F. Burlacu, Veronica Raffo, Mirick Paala. The Cambodia Road Connectivity Improvement Project received the 2021 East Asia and the Pacific VPU Team Awards, from the World Bank.
The Key Impact
technical assistance provided
to assess the crash data system in Cambodia
deployment of a crash database
and a series of road safety assessments planned to invest on safer roads and improve transport connectivity in Cambodia
The road safety component in this project
was informed by a road safety data review performed by ITF and the World Bank in 2019-2020 under a GRSF Grant
This GRSF Grant leveraged
additional World Bank funding for three road safety components under this World Bank project, with focus on updating existing crash database; road infrastructure safety assessments; and capacity building.