Internationally, the Global Road Safety Partnership was established as part of the Business Partners for Development (BPD) programme, initiated by the World Bank. With the support of international organisations, a group of global business partners, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and several national governments, GRSP International began its activities in 1999.
GRSP International is currently active in various qualifying developing countries. Each country is assigned a GRSP Advisor who is responsible for developing and initiating a local partnership organisation to identify specific partnership projects designed to address problems of road safety. This local organisation operates under the legislation of the host country and may take on a company structure relevant and effective in the company of operation.
There are two categories of partners in the GRSP International: ‘global partners’, who guide the policies and direction of the overall international GRSP programme; and ‘local partners’ who work together to develop and support programmes of specific projects in selected ‘focus’ countries. The global partners guide the overall International GRSP programme through a Steering Committee (SC) and a smaller (subsidiary) Executive Committee (EC). The EC appoints a Chief Executive (CEO) who heads the Secretariat and Management Team (MT). Activities in the selected focus countries are supported by GRSP ‘Advisors’.
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