Areas of Impact
The Project on improving road safety in Armenia was launched in November 2021 and is being implemented by UNDP with UNICEF and the Armenia National SDG Innovation Lab. Read more about how the project will connect data, people and policies for safer roads.
To avoid deaths and serious injuries on the roads, the Government of Armenia has introduced a number of legal and technical measures such as speed cameras, monetary fines and license suspension and made investments in road upgrades.
Yet, data collected by the Road Police, insurance companies, hospitals, etc. are not properly standardized, synchronized and analysed.
Coordination of road safety efforts, while regarded as a critical factor to success, has been lagging behind.
As a result, policymakers are forced to make decisions based on limited information and assumptions, thereby reducing the chances of designing impactful and efficient interventions.
The Project Team will work with partners (e.g. UNDP Armenia and UNICEF Armenia) to establish routines that enable for more effective collection, synchronization and analysis of road traffic and accident-related data.
Ultimately, this will help identify problem spots and root causes of accidents, thus providing the opportunity to design evidence-informed measures in specific locations.
Given that the data points also provide insights related to gender and age, distinct road user groups can be identified, which will allow for more targeted and gender-responsive behavioural and educational interventions.
IMPROVED LONG-TERM UNIFIED DATA MANAGEMENT
GUIDE ACTIONS TO ELIMINATE DEATH AND SERIOUS INJURIES IN THE ROAD NETWORK.
FOCUS ON THE DESIGN OF PEOPLE-CENTRIC, DATA-DRIVEN AND RISK-INFORMED SOLUTIONS USING DIGITAL AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES.
INCREASE THE KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC ROAD SAFETY RULES, INVOLVING BOTH PARENTS AND CHILDREN.