Tips and Ideas: Holding Leaders Accountable

Making a commitment is not enough. Action is necessary.

It is essential to keep monitoring your authorities’ progress on commitments. See how other Alliance members are following up on the progress of commitment tracker commitments here:

Argentina: Victim’s Observatory

In November 2019, Associación Madres del Dolor received a commitment from the president of the House of Representatives, the national legislative body in Argentina, to create a victims’ observatory, as a way for those affected by road crashes and other violent acts to work with Congress to create bills and change laws.

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Rwanda: Gerayo Amahoro

According to official police data, road crash rates in Rwanda have decreased 17% since the start of Gerayo Amahoro (which means “arrive safely”), a road safety initiative spearheaded by the Rwanda Police Force in collaboration with Alliance member Healthy People Rwanda (HPR) who suggested and helped plan the campaign.

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Nigeria: Safe School Zones

Following the Alliance Advocate training in Nairobi, Kenya, in April 2018, NGOs each targeted a single school to assess, using iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools methodology. Following the assessments, the NGOs took the results to local decision makers, seeking their commitment for specific interventions to improve the safety of children around the schools.

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Vietnam: Safer Children and Helmets

Following the Alliance Advocate training in Nairobi, Kenya, in April 2018, NGOs each targeted a single school to assess, using iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools methodology. Following the assessments, the NGOs took the results to local decision makers, seeking their commitment for specific interventions to improve the safety of children around the schools.

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Stay tuned for a special accountability webinar hosted by the Alliance bringing together high-level decision makers to follow up on their #CommitToAct roundtable commitments.