The Global Distributors Collective
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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 200 members in over 50 countries, who have reached over 33 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.

New blog exploring two archetypical LMD network models

In this blog, we present two archetypes of LMDs that we have identified at different ends of a continuum of models; exploring their characteristics and opportunities for scale-up.

In this blog, we present two archetypes of LMDs that we have identified at different ends of a continuum of models; exploring their characteristics and opportunities for scale-up.

In this blog, we present two archetypes of LMDs that we have identified at different ends of a continuum of models; exploring their characteristics and opportunities for scale-up.

GDC training programme for distributors

This new training programme is designed specifically to enable last mile distributors to develop their skills in range of areas, in order to tackle key challenges and drive individual and organisational efficiency and impact. The programme commences on 19th April.

This new training programme is designed specifically to enable last mile distributors to develop their skills in range of areas, in order to tackle key challenges and drive individual and organisational efficiency and impact. The programme commences on 19th April.

This new training programme is designed specifically to enable last mile distributors to develop their skills in range of areas, in order to tackle key challenges and drive individual and organisational efficiency and impact. The programme commences on 19th April.

A snapshot of GDC members

The GDC now has 200 members in over 50 countries around the world, selling life changing products to last mile customers. Check out this overview of our membership, which shows the types of products they sell, the approaches they use and the impact they achieve.

The GDC now has 200 members in over 50 countries around the world, selling life changing products to last mile customers. Check out this overview of our membership, which shows the types of products they sell, the approaches they use and the impact they achieve.

The GDC now has 200 members in over 50 countries around the world, selling life changing products to last mile customers. Check out this overview of our membership, which shows the types of products they sell, the approaches they use and the impact they achieve.

How are LMDs adapting and innovating after Covid-19?

This report draws on insights from 23 companies, and explores the challenges and solutions that they are adopting in light of the pandemic - from new partnerships to smarter use of working capital, digitisation and remote field team management.

This report draws on insights from 23 companies, and explores the challenges and solutions that they are adopting in light of the pandemic - from new partnerships to smarter use of working capital, digitisation and remote field team management.

This report draws on insights from 23 companies, and explores the challenges and solutions that they are adopting in light of the pandemic - from new partnerships, to smarter use of working capital, digitisation and remote field team management.

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News and publications

How will last mile distributors adapt to and survive the COVID-19 crisis?

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How will last mile distributors adapt to and survive the COVID-19 crisis?

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Building resilience: Field staff engagement amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

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A fresh conversation on gender equality and inclusion in last mile distribution

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Centralized purchasing: a game-changer for last mile distributors?

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What will last mile distribution look like in 2025?

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