Road traffic deaths and injuries are a major public health and development issue. More than 1.2 million people are killed, and up to 50 million are injured, every year. The vast majority of casualties occur in middle and low income countries.
The FIA Foundation is a leading global road safety philanthropy, enabling innovative injury prevention programmes and pilot projects. Our ground-breaking advocacy helped secure the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and is promoting road safety as part of the post-2015 agenda.
At the heart of the FIA Foundation’s approach is our support for road safety programmes, projects, and initiatives designed for impact. We believe in activist philanthropy, working closely with partners to build programmes. We helped to design and establish two major interventions, the International Road Assessment Programme and the Global New Car Assessment Programme, to which we provide core funding. Through our partnership with the FIA we enable dozens of national automobile clubs to advocate for safer roads and build new alliances with global organisations like the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
We are working with four regional NGO partners to deliver exciting pilot projects focused on child safety, with a strong emphasis on outcome measurement and scalability, and complement this with catalytic funding and partnerships to support road safety activity by organisations such as Save the Children, Safe Kids Worldwide and Riders for Health.
Our support for the advocacy of the Commission for Global Road Safety helped to secure the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. The Foundation is now leading efforts to include road safety in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. As a donor to the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility, our funding has enabled national capacity building efforts and helped to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in new financing for road safety. And, through our Road Safety Fund, managed in partnership with the World Health Organization, we are facilitating private sector/NGO alliances to support the implementation of the Decade of Action on highways and streets around the world.