Star Rating for Schools partner work was celebrated in the UN Road Safety Fund 2022 Annual Report: Local Actions, Global Impacts launched on 25 May at a hybrid media event held during the ITF Summit in Leipzig

Case stories in the Report feature results from the Fund’s 36 projects in 46 countries and how the Fund is delivering support to address priority road safety system gaps at a country-level – with thanks to 26 corporate and government donors.

These solutions – led by 14 UN partner organisations, and with five civil society partner organisations now on board – span the 5 pillars of the Global Plan of Action for Road Safety.

SR4S and its partners’ work profiled in the report include:

  • Funded project: Safe school zone models in highly urbanised cities in The Philippines (see page 26)
    Implemented by UNICEF and 10 local partners, the project carried out safe school zone modelling with post intervention assessments in 50 pilot schools in two of the country’s highly urbanized cities – Valenzuela and Zamboanga. Together with a further 94 schools, 144 schools will be supported in the roll out of the Child Road Traffic Injury Prevention Programme. Close to all the pilot schools achieved 3 stars or more as assessed by Star Rating for Schools (SR4S).
  • Funded project: Creating safer cities for all road users including children in Zambia (see page 32)
    Implemented by UNDP, with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the project has continued to support Zambia’ national Non-motorized Transport (NMT) Strategy improving road safety for vulnerable road users. It has included infrastructural improvements at three primary school sites in Lusaka, according to iRAP methodology assessed by SR4S, following an evaluation of 12 local schools.
  • In November, at the World Safety 2022 Conference, the Fund shared its vision and pathways to achieve road safety at the iRAP-hosted session on “Vision zero – how we get there by 2050”.

The UN Road Safety Fund’s global partnership was launched in 2018 by the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety and is hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Europe. Five years on, the Fund is proud to have increased its support from 30 to 46 low- and middle-income countries, where road traffic deaths and injuries are the highest in the world.

UNRSF has an ambitious financial target to reach US$40 million during 2022-2025 to support grant projects. In 2022, it received pledges from nations, corporations and individuals of close to USD$15 million around the UN High-Level Meeting on Global Road Safety and its new recognition toolkit is facilitating outreach to both new and existing donors.

SR4S congratulates the Fund for its impressive 2022 achievements!