The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity dedicated to preventing the more than 3,500 road deaths that occur every day
worldwide. Their work includes inspecting high risk roads and developing Star Ratings and Safer Road Investment Plans; providing training, technology and support that will build and sustain national, regional and local capability; and tracking road safety performance so that funding agencies can assess the benefits of their investments. iRAP is co-chair of the Safer Roads Pillar of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration
The European Commission, national governments, automobile clubs and associations, charities, the motor industry and institutions also support specific EuroRAP projects and encourage the transfer of research and technology. In addition, many individuals donate their time and expertise to support the organisation.
National Programmes are typically self-financed by in-country automobile associations, national and regional governments, road safety funds, university research grants or national sponsorship.