The ChinaRAP team is also building valuable international experience. In 2013, the team assisted in the AusRAP assessment of national roads in Australia. In 2014, the team undertook assessments in Yemen with the World Bank that will help shape a number of projects, such as the Second Rural Access Project. The team is now leading road attribute data collection for an innovative KiwiRAP cities project in New Zealand.
The creation of a long-term, sustainable program has been a particular focus for the ChinaRAP team, which now includes 11 staff. Training, and the development of data collection equipment and data management software that can support expansion of risk assessments and integration in provincial and local road authorities, have been key features of the program.
ChinaRAP has benefited from support of the Government of China, the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the FIA Foundation and the Road Safety Fund.
About the iRAP Asia Pacific Star Performer Awards
The award is given to the organisation that:
- is dedicated to making roads safe
- has demonstrated excellent application of RAP methods
- acts in a spirit of cooperation and has strong partnerships.