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Tunisia - Road Safety Strategy - Project Study

04-Oct-2013

Under the United Nations’ auspices, the General Assembly adopted a resolution in March 2010 in which 2011-2020 was proclaimed the Decade of Action for Road Safety in order to first stabilize, then half, the number of deaths due to road accidents in the world by multiplying activities at country, regional and global level. A resolution of the same nature was adopted by continental bodies (the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa). To achieve this goal, the Tunisian Government requested the Bank to award a grant under the Technical Assistance Fund for Middle Income Countries (TAF/MIC) to finance a road safety strategy study in Tunisia. The request was a follow-up to the dialogue initiated with Tunisian Authorities to address insecurity on the national road network. Most Bank interventions in Tunisia are concentrated in the infrastructure sector, particularly transport infrastructure. However, in the absence of an overall road safety strategy, the Bank’s transport sector interventions did not include a component on road safety awareness.

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