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Our Purpose

Our Organisation

The non-profit Global Road Safety Partnership was formed in 1999. Our Members are leading multi- and bi-lateral development agencies, governments, businesses and civil society organisations. Hosted by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, we are governed through a constitution approved by a Steering Committee of our Members.

Our role is to create and support multi-sector road safety Partnerships that are engaged with front-line good practice road safety interventions in countries and communities throughout the world. We play a powerful role in capacity building and training of road safety practitioners, engage actively in advocacy at all levels, provide road safety programme coordination at the global level and are a recognised expert source of road safety knowledge and good practice.

  • Our Vision is a world free of road crash death and injury.
  • Our Mission is dedicated to the sustainable reduction of road-crash death and injury in low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Road Safety Partnership Constitution can be downloaded here.

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020

Our Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020 is detailed in our Road Map which defines the following five strategic objectives upon which GRSP will focus to further our Vision and Mission through to the end of 2020:

  1. Build partnerships to improve global road safety outcomes
  2. Promote and support the adoption of evidence-based road safety policies and systems
  3. Build the capability of key road safety stakeholders and partners to deliver good practice road safety initiatives
  4. Create, disseminate and promote knowledge about good practice in road safety
  5. Strengthen our human resource and financial capability to ensure long-term sustainability


Initiated by the World Bank Group in February 1999, Global Road Safety Partnership stakeholders have been identifying ways in which they could work together to improve road safety globally.

The Global Road Safety Partnership is one of four Business Partners for Development (BPD) programs initiated by the World Bank. BPD is a project-based initiative that studies, supports and promotes strategic examples of partnerships for the development of communities around the world. The underlying concept of BPD is built on the premise that partnerships benefit the long-term interests of the business sector while meeting the social objectives of communities by helping to create stable social and financial environments.

Road safety offers an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to actively engage in addressing the global problem of road crashes, deaths and injuries. Previous efforts by governments and donors to try to improve road safety in developing and transitional countries have had limited success and many interventions simply have not been financially or institutionally sustainable. The Global Road Safety Partnership aims to identify innovative ways to improve road safety by applying the business partnership approach. It produces solid evidence that partnerships offer win-win benefits for all parties and that this approach can be widely used throughout the world.