05/29 Institutional Sustainability and Capacity Development within Sida Financed Road Safety Projects

Peter Elsenaar, Åke Sahlin
Serier – Sida EvaluationDescription:
This report summarises the experiences and lessons learnt concerning institutional capacity development in Sida-funded road safety projects. Some 16 projects in 14 countries have been reviewed. Five projects were selected for in-depth reviews. Poverty reduction aspects are not addressed through a strategic or systematic approach. Positive spin-offs generated by the projects are strengthened communication and cooperation between government institution, organisations and businesses in a multi-disciplinary sector. The projects have contributed significantly to the establishment and acceptance of road safety as a discipline in itself, rather than as an aspect of road management, health or other related subjects.