Towards the Development of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory: 2nd Workshop
Following the successful establishment and operation of the Ibero American Road Safety Observatory (OISEVI) since 2012, several countries and international organizations have suggested that similar regional initiatives would be beneficial in other regions.
The Asia-Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO) is proposed by a group of international development organizations – The World Bank, Fédération Internationale de l’ Automobile (FIA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Transport Forum (ITF) and The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) (using funding from UK Aid), the FIA Foundation, and the Government of Japan (through Quality Infrastructure Investment Partnership.
The establishment of an Asia and the Pacific-wide Road Safety Observatory was supported at the first workshop in Singapore (March 20-21, 2019) hosted by the World Bank, attended by government officials from 15 Asian countries, multi-lateral development banks (MDBs), bilateral donor countries and multiple international development organizations. Over 70 participants agreed on the need of a regional RSO to strengthen relations between countries and provide a network for communication, coordination and knowledge exchange. Two task forces were established following the first workshop in Singapore to look at the governance structure and minimum set of road safety indicators for the proposed APRSO.
The main objective of this workshop is to seek country support/endorsement on the development of APRSO.