Regional: Improving Road Safety in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Sovereign Project | 43080-012

Summary

The project will build on the work done under TA 6077-REG: Road Safety in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which made substantial strides in improving road safety during its implementation in 2003-2006. The said TA helped the ASEAN countries to develop road safety action plans and to establish a multi-country, multi-sector road safety special working group (MRSSWG) to coordinate and harmonize activities across the 10 countries. The TA Completion Report rated the project as successful and recommended further ADB efforts to improve road safety. TA 8075-REG: Improving Road Safety in the ASEAN outcome will be that the capacity of governments in addressing national and regional road safety issues in the ASEAN is strengthened.

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Project Name Improving Road Safety in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Project Number 43080-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8075-REG: Improving Road Safety in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will build on the work done under TA 6077-REG: Road Safety in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which made substantial strides in improving road safety during its implementation in 2003-2006. The said TA helped the ASEAN countries to develop road safety action plans and to establish a multi-country, multi-sector road safety special working group (MRSSWG) to coordinate and harmonize activities across the 10 countries. The TA Completion Report rated the project as successful and recommended further ADB efforts to improve road safety. TA 8075-REG: Improving Road Safety in the ASEAN outcome will be that the capacity of governments in addressing national and regional road safety issues in the ASEAN is strengthened. The outputs of the TA will be (i) strengthened capacity to monitor and analyze road accident data, (ii) strengthened capacity to implement road safety strategies, (iii) strengthened capacity to address motorcyle safety issues, (iv) improved enforcement capacity of traffic police, (v) a pipeline of road safety projects, and (vi) knowledge products disseminated publicly.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Rapid motorization in Asia and the Pacific, especially the explosive growth in motorcycle fleets, is creating serious and growing road safety problems. The problem is particularly acute among Asian developing countries, in which road accidents are now already the second most important cause of premature death for the 5-14 year age group and the leading cause of death for the 15-44 year age group, the most economically productive segment of the population. Road accidents have major impacts on the health, poverty, social development, and economies in the countries of Asia and the Pacific. In the 10 country ASEAN region, road accidents cause over 106,000 deaths and over 5.7 million injuries each year (based on 2008 data). Millions of households fall into a spiral of poverty and debt as result of loss of a wage earner, and the region suffers recurring annual economic losses of around $28 billion per year. Road casualties are preventable and there are well-proven interventions and techniques, used in countries that have already successfully addressed their safety problems, that could be adapted to assist ASEAN countries.
Impact Improved road safety in ASEAN region
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of governments for addressing national and regional road safety issues in ASEAN is strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity to implement road safety strategies strengthened

Capacity for monitoring and analyzing road data strengthened

Enforcement capacity of traffic police improved

ADB road safety project pipeline developed

Capacity for addressing motorcycle safety issues strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA's ADB-ASEAN Train the Trainer Road Safety Capacity Building Program was held during 23 June - 4 July 2014 in ADB headquarters, with 36 key road safety officials from 8 ASEAN countries participating.

Recruitment of national consultants is underway.

Geographical Location ASEAN countries
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants will be recruited as individuals to ensure that the most qualified experts in the field of road safety are recruited.
Procurement ADB will procure consulting services through recruitment of individual consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Jeffrey M. Miller
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Jul 2011
Fact Finding 15 Aug 2011 to 18 Aug 2011
MRM -
Approval 25 Apr 2012
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 May 2009
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014

TA 8075-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Apr 2012 - 25 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2014 30 Nov 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 25 Apr 2012 647,398.77

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