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

Sovereign Project | 43080-012 Status: Closed


This technical assistance project aims to improve road safety in the ASEAN region and to strengthen the governments' capacity for addressing national and regional road safety issues. The ADB-ASEAN Regional Train the Trainer Road Safety Capacity Building Program is an output of this technical assistance.

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Project Name Improving Road Safety in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Project Number 43080-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
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
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)

Eight national consultants have been mobilized and are undertaking activities related to planning for national workshops and demonstration projects.

The TA has been extended to 30 November 2015 to facilitate the finalization of the new regional road safety strategy tor ASEAN.

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 Consultants have been recruited.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Miller, Jeffrey M.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 03 Apr 2012
Fact Finding 15 Aug 2011 to 18 Aug 2011
Approval 25 Apr 2012
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 May 2009
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2016

TA 8075-REG

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 873,144.00

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