The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) is a collective of last mile distributors around the world. We are dedicated to supporting distributors to help them reach millions of unserved customers with life-changing products, and to developing the last mile distribution sector as a whole.

We have over 160 members in over 50 countries, who have reached over 34 million people in last mile households with life-changing products such as solar lights, clean cookstoves and water filters.

Our ambition is to make last mile distribution the first priority, so that life-changing products can be made affordable and available to all.

GDC video series
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GDC video series: Investing in last mile distribution

This video series spotlights the fundraising and growth stories of three GDC members and their intermediary investor partners; showing that the right kind of capital at the right time can be catalytic for companies, customers and funders alike.

This video series spotlights the fundraising and growth stories of three GDC members and their intermediary investor partners; showing that the right kind of capital at the right time can be catalytic for companies, customers and funders alike.

This video series spotlights the fundraising and growth stories of three GDC members and their intermediary investor partners; showing that the right kind of capital at the right time can be catalytic for companies, customers and funders alike.

GDC-Power Africa webinar
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LMD-MFI partnerships

This webinar explores lessons learned around last mile distributor (LMD)-microfinance institutions (MFI) partnerships; sharing insights from GDC members' first-hand experiences of working with MFIs in different contexts, as well as best practices and recommendations from Power Africa's latest, practical guide on this topic.

This webinar explores lessons learned around last mile distributor (LMD)-microfinance institutions (MFI) partnerships; sharing insights from GDC members' first-hand experiences of working with MFIs in different contexts, as well as best practices and recommendations from Power Africa's latest, practical guide on this topic.

This webinar explores lessons learned around last mile distributor (LMD)-microfinance institutions (MFI) partnerships; sharing insights from GDC members' first-hand experiences of working with MFIs in different contexts, as well as best practices and recommendations from Power Africa's latest, practical guide on this topic.

PUE webinar

Selling PUE products: Top tips and common challenges

This webinar digs into what it takes to sell productive use of energy (PUE) products such as solar water pumps, egg incubators, mills and washing machines, including first-hand insights from GDC members Solar Sister, Vitalite Zambia, Village Infrastructure Angels and EnerGrow.

This webinar digs into what it takes to sell productive use of energy (PUE) products such as solar water pumps, egg incubators, mills and washing machines, including first-hand insights from GDC members Solar Sister, Vitalite Zambia, Village Infrastructure Angels and EnerGrow.

This webinar digs into what it takes to sell productive use of energy (PUE) products such as solar water pumps, egg incubators, mills and washing machines, including first-hand insights from GDC members Solar Sister, Vitalite Zambia, Village Infrastructure Angels and EnerGrow.

GDC Innovation Challenges reflections blog
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GDC reflections on running an effective innovation challenge

How can we leverage the innovation challenge model to drive change across the whole sector, rather than just sourcing and supporting individual ideas? We explore this through the lens of our own experience of running two Innovation Challenges since 2019.

How can we leverage the innovation challenge model to drive change across the whole sector, rather than just sourcing and supporting individual ideas? We explore this through the lens of our own experience of running two Innovation Challenges since 2019.

How can we leverage the innovation challenge model to drive change across the whole sector, rather than just sourcing and supporting individual ideas? We explore this through the lens of our own experience of running two Innovation Challenges since 2019.

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GDC reports and resources

State of the last mile distribution sector 2022

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State of the last mile distribution sector 2022

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Last Mile Distribution: State of the sector update 2022 (full report)

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Gender in Business: Lessons learned for last mile distributors

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Embracing digital solutions in last mile distribution: six steps for introducing new tools to sales agents

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Digital transformation to support last mile distribution: Overcoming barriers together

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Implementing Effective Innovation Challenges: Three lessons from the last mile distribution sector

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Five hurdles to getting productive use of energy products to the last mile

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Last Mile Distribution Capital Continuum: trends, gaps and opportunities

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