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.

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.

State of the LMD Sector event
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State of the sector update 2022

This report brings together data from 132 GDC members, alongside GDC observations since 2019, to provide an overview of the GDC membership's impact as well as insights on four key trends in the last mile distribution sector.

This report brings together data from 132 GDC members, alongside GDC observations since 2019, to provide an overview of the GDC membership's impact as well as insights on four key trends in the last mile distribution sector.

This report brings together data from 132 GDC members, alongside GDC observations since 2019, to provide an overview of the GDC membership's impact as well as insights on four key trends in the last mile distribution sector.

Gender in business guide for LMDs
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Gender in business: Lessons for last mile distribution companies

Co-authored by GDC and Value for Women, this guide features five practical strategies – each with a GDC member case study – to help last mile distributors be more gender inclusive.

Co-authored by GDC and Value for Women, this guide features five practical strategies – each with a GDC member case study – to help last mile distributors be more gender inclusive.

Co-authored by GDC and Value for Women, this guide features five practical strategies – each with a GDC member case study – to help last mile distributors be more gender inclusive.

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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Reflections from a former last mile distributor: In conversation with Veritas Vision

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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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