“The Role of Multilateral Finance in Road Safety” workshopDaniele D'Onofrio
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (27th June 2016) “The Role of Multilateral Finance in Road Safety” workshop, held in Brussels, was a special and successful event that CITA reserved for its members. Speakers were representatives from key international stakeholders and finance institutions involved in road safety programs, as well as the most recognized specialists in the field.
The aim of the workshop was to know how the international strategies to improve road safety are supported by the Multilateral Finance Institutions, and to have a clear view of the role of these International Financial Institutions (IFIs)/Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in the development of Road Safety and Environmental protection.
Participants had the chance to learn more about the view of the UN, as one of the main stakeholders defining the road safety strategy in low- and medium-income countries; and the activities of the World Bank in supporting governments to reach road safety goals. The European Commission (DG DEVCO) explained how is involved in international road safety development; and the Spanish Traffic Directorate have apprised of the experience of the in the Twinning project with Algeria. Members could understand which are the activities of the International Finance Corporation, the agency of the World Bank to help the private sector; the role of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, another World Bank agency covering risks; and the procurement process with the Multilateral Finance Institutions.
Members may have access to the presentation in the “member area” of CITA website.