Clients & Typical Projects

Clients of IRSC core team members range from multilateral development banks and bilateral aid agencies to governments, individual ministries and local authorities - many of them in LMIC countries.  The IRSC core pool  of lecturers continues to work with similar clients and, in particular, will collaborate with government training and research organisations and universities in the developing world.

Example projects and activities undertaken by IRSC core team members include:

1. TRACECA Regional Road Safety Project (2014-2016):

Many members of the core team at IRSC were involved as specialist advisers in managing and implementing this 27 month EU funded project to strengthen capacity in the 10 countries between Europe and China.  Over 30 experts were involved, providing advice on management coordination and funding of road safety, crash data systems, UN conventions, road safety legislation, safety engineering, vehicle safety, university research and teaching.  Over 700 local experts were introduced to international best-practice in road safety.  Some were given additional training and certified as instructors in safety engineering.  The project was independently evaluated as one of the best projects out of the 30 or so EU funded projects implemented in the last 10 years.

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2. Practical Guidelines on Road Safety Audit (2016):

These guidelines were developed at IRSC for free distribution to road engineers in the TRACECA region.  The guidelines identify typical road safety problems that can occur when using outdated former Soviet design standards still in use in many countries.  The guidance provides practical solutions to typical safety problems.

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3. Module 5b Urban Road Safety (2016):

These international guidelines on road safety in Urban areas were produced by senior IRSC staff for the German International Agency (GIZ).  They provide practical guidance on organising urban road safety, assessing road safety problems.  The guidance shows how to develop safe urban road networks, safer road users, safer vehicles and effective post-crash capability.  The guidelines also cover funding of road safety policies and development of a comprehensive road safety policy.  They are part of a comprehensive series of documentation produced by GIZ on Sustainable Urban Transport for distribution worldwide.

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4. Managing Road Safety in UNECE region (2016):

This international review was carried out by a senior member of the IRSC core team.  The document reviews the different types of road safety management systems implemented in the countries of the UNECE Region and compares the effectiveness of the different solutions adopted by the different countries.  It reviews and documents the systems in use and assesses the pros and cons of different road safety management systems.  The different forms of inter-agency coordination are discussed and lessons drawn from the experiences of the UNECE countries.  Recommendations are given for the establishment of coordination bodies, road safety councils and independent lead agencies.

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