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 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.

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Check out the learnings from our first Innovation Challenge!

Our first Innovation Challenge winners have produced fascinating insights on selling drip irrigation kits, starting an energy microfinance cooperative, and assessing whether your company is ready to scale into new geographies.

Check out the how-to-guides and Q&A sessions with innovation pilot leads Mwezi, SolarAid, and Bidhaa Sasa to find out how you could learn from and implement these innovations in your company!

Our first Innovation Challenge winners have produced fascinating insights on selling drip irrigation kits, starting an energy microfinance cooperative, and assessing whether your company is ready to scale into new geographies.

Check out the how-to-guides and Q&A sessions with innovation pilot leads Mwezi, SolarAid, and Bidhaa Sasa to find out how you could learn from and implement these innovations in your company!

Our first Innovation Challenge winners have produced fascinating insights on selling drip irrigation kits, starting an energy microfinance cooperative, and assessing whether your company is ready to scale into new geographies.

Check out the how-to-guides and Q&A sessions with innovation pilot leads Mwezi, SolarAid, and Bidhaa Sasa to find out how you could learn from and implement these innovations in your company!

Digital transformation to support last mile distribution
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Digital transformation to support last mile distribution: overcoming barriers together

Co-authored by GDC and Energy Catalyst, this new report explores how the two worlds of digital service providers and last mile distributors (LMDs) can connect to accelerate the digitalisation of the LMD sector.

Co-authored by GDC and Energy Catalyst, this new report explores how the two worlds of digital service providers and last mile distributors (LMDs) can connect to accelerate the digitalisation of the LMD sector.

Co-authored by GDC and Energy Catalyst, this report explores how the two worlds of digital service providers and last mile distributors (LMDs) can connect to accelerate the digitalisation of the LMD sector.

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Catch up on our latest webinar! Digitalising remote team management

This webinar introduces two digital tools developed as part of the GDC innovation challenge, and the lessons learned from the winning partnerships that are bringing them to life...

This webinar introduces two digital tools developed as part of the GDC innovation challenge, and the lessons learned from the winning partnerships that are bringing them to life...

This webinar introduces two digital tools developed as part of the GDC innovation challenge, and the lessons learned from the winning partnerships that are bringing them to life...

Digital Service Catalogue
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Digital Services Catalogue for last mile distributors!

Including 70+ digital services that have been used and reviewed by GDC members, this new catalogue from the GDC showcases digital solutions available to help distributors to meet business, team and customer needs.

Including 70+ digital services that have been used and reviewed by GDC members, this new catalogue from the GDC showcases digital solutions available to help distributors to meet business, team and customer needs.

Including 70+ digital services that have been used and reviewed by GDC members, this new catalogue from the GDC showcases digital solutions available to help distributors to meet business, team and customer needs.

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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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Early-stage investment in last mile distributors

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Creating sustainable last mile distribution for beneficial products: two network archetypes

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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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