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.

Digital transformation to support last mile distribution

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 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.

Innovation Challenge- how-to-guides

Innovation Challenge:
how-to-guides

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.

These free resources offer other last mile distributors great insight into three innovations: selling drip irrigation, starting an energy microfinance cooperative, and assessing whether to scale distribution.

Growth and fundraising journeys of last mile distributors (LMDs)

New webinar on the growth and fundraising journeys of last mile distributors (LMDs)

The webinar will interest anyone keen to learn about what growth and impact look like in the LMD sector; what capital is needed to support LMDs; and what the barriers are to accessing that capital!

The webinar will interest anyone keen to learn about what growth and impact look like in the LMD sector; what capital is needed to support LMDs; and what the barriers are to accessing that capital!

The webinar will interest anyone keen to learn about what growth and impact look like in the LMD sector; what capital is needed to support LMDs; and what the barriers are to accessing that capital!

Members snapshot

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.

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Our members

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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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