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Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

The six dimensions of good governance as defined by the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicator Project (WGI) include:

  • Voice and accountability
  • Political stability and the absence of violence
  • Government effectiveness
  • Regulatory quality
  • Rule of law
  • Control of corruption

Ignoring any of these dimensions can have a significant impact on road safety policy and enforcement, leading to issues such as roads being built straight through villages (with no crossings!), cronyism, a lack of trust in road police, heavy and arbitrary bureaucracy, poorly constructed roads, unsafe and unregulated vehicles, and much more.

Road Safety Awareness Conference in Azerbaijan

EASST Expertise

EASST actively works to challenge bad governance to help combat related issues through promoting partnership working, delivering Road Safety Advocacy training and offering grants to its partner organisations to build local capacity.

Prior to EASST’s establishment, there was limited communication between those working to reduce casualties in the region. Excellent work in one country was not necessarily being shared or replicated, common challenges and solutions were not being communicated, and reliable funding was limited – threatening the sustainability and impact of road safety initiatives. EASST has greatly enhanced the effectiveness of NGOs in the region, providing funding, expertise and support.

News Results for Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Local children call for urgent action to improve road safety in Kazakhstan

19th June 2017 EASST partner, Common Road NGO, visit four cities across Kazakhstan to raise awareness of road safety and call on local authorities to improve road safety infrastructure for children.

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Road safety issues in Kyrgyzstan take the spotlight

2nd June 2017 Road Safety Kyrgyzstan pull out all the stops to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding following a spate of collisions

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Global Road Safety Week in Georgia

30th May 2017 EASST partner, the Partnership for Road Safety, celebrate Georgia’s Road Safety achievements and raise awareness of on-going risks.

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