Data for Road Incident Visualization, Evaluation, and Reporting: Lowing the Barriers to Evidence-Based Road Safety Management in Resource-Constrained Countries

Road accidents across the world cause more than 1.2 million fatalities annually, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, costing approximately three percent of countries' annual GDP. While some road accidents are predictable and thus preventable, efforts to reduce crashes in developing countries are hampered by lack of accurate crash and casualty data. Data collection helps governments to more effectively prioritize funding, monitor the impact of investments, and strengthen inter-agency collaboration and efficiency. The World Bank in cooperation with the Philippines government, has developed a web-based, open-source system for geospatial recording and analysis of road accidents, the Data for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER) system. DRIVER links multiple agencies involved in recording road crash data (local government units, the police, the health system), standardizes terms and definitions for reporting, and provides analytical tools to support evidence-based investments and policies and monitoring of the impact of interventions. This report describes the design and training program for DRIVER in Laos, and its implementation in the Philippines. Further work is needed for training materials for local developers to install and maintain DRIVER, to support further implementation without World Bank support, and integration of the DRIVER application programming interface (API) for searching records in a global crash data repository.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01716818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AUS0000818
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2019 11:05AM