Assessment of the enabling environment for road safety civil society organizations in three sub-Saharan African countries

This research report by the Alliance, in partnership with local universities in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Zambia (Addis Ababa University School of Public Health, Makerere University School of Public Health, and Harvest University) and Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, examines the challenges NGOs may face pushing government accountability and provides a framework for an enabling environment to empower NGOs to meaningfully participate in road safety decision-making. The project received funding support from UK Aid under the Multidonor Trust Fund Phase 3 of the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF). Read the report HERE.

Advocating for emergency care: A guide for nongovernmental organizations

Developed collaboratively by WHO, including the WHO Global Alliance for Care of the Injured, and the Alliance, this guide clearly defines the role that nongovernmental organizations can have in advocating on behalf of people who need emergency care, including those injured in road traffic crashes. Read the guide HERE.

Safer Cycling Advocate Program: Experiences and Inspiration

This publication uses case studies from cycling advocates uses the Alliance’s Safer Cycling Program in six European and three Latin American countries. It demonstrates how and why advocating for safe cycling can contribute toward Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.6 to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030 and support other SDG targets. It offers lessons learned to inspire road safety and other NGOs to kick off or strengthen cycling advocacy in their own cities and countries. Read the publication HERE.

Good Practice Guide to Meaningful NGO Participation in the Field of Road Safety

The Good Practice Guide on Meaningful NGO Participation in the Field of Road Safety demonstrates the unique and essential value of including NGOs in road safety policymaking and implementation. The guide is a practical resource for NGOs and other civil society advocates, describing steps that they can take to position themselves more effectively with their governments and to get their voices included in decision making. Read more HERE.

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The Day Our World Crumbled: The Human Impact of Inaction on Road Safety

This report, which is based on a survey of 5,606 people from 132 countries, focuses on the devastating impact that road crashes have on the lives of road victims, their families, and the wider community. It shows that road crashes affect a lot of people, multiple times through their lives and the consequences are far-reaching. Notably, you do not have to be in the vehicle to be affected by a crash. Moreover, many people feel unsafe as road users, regardless of whether they have experienced a crash or not. 

Read more HERE.

COVID-19 impact on transport and mobility in Africa

The Alliance and the International Road Federation (IRF) have collaborated on a research study, funded by the High Volume Transport Applied Research Programme (HVT), as part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID now FCDO) response to COVID-19. The study assessed the transport sector response during the COVID-19 pandemic in seven low- and lower middle-income countries in Africa.

Read more, find the report and results webinars HERE.

Safer Cycling Advocate Best Practice Guide

Working with the European Cycling Federation (ECF), and sponsored by FedEx Express Europe, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, this guide aims to improve safety for vulnerable road users in Balkan cities. The Safer Cycling Advocate Program will empower NGOs to promote measures to improve cycling safety through infrastructure, policy, and awareness, and increase the numbers of cyclists, while also reducing road fatalities.

Access the guide HERE.

Walking the Talk

This action brief by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety describes the response of the Alliance and its member NGOs to the challenge represented by SDGs 3.6 and 11.2. It offers a glimpse of what can be achieved with strategic investment in road safety NGOs, with reference to the Alliance Empowerment Program. It tells stories of individuals gaining new skills and mind-sets, and, as a result, NGOs becoming more visible and effective. Read more HERE.

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Advocating for road safety and road traffic injury victims: a guide for nongovernmental organizations

This guide, published by WHO and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, offers NGOs guiding principles and strategic approaches for more targeted advocacy in the fields of road safety and road victim rights. The publication coincided with the creation of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety in 2012. The guide aims to help participating organizations advocate strategically, particularly in the framework of Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.


Post Crash Response

Published by WHO with input from the Alliance, this guide provides information for those working with survivors and families affected by road traffic crashes and their physical, psychological and legal needs. An effective post-crash response requires integration of injury care, mental health services, legal support and legislation, and data on crashes and injuries. This guide provides an overview for practitioners.