Report

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

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Based on data from 132 GDC members, as well as evidence and insights gathered by the GDC over the last three years, this report it offers a comprehensive overview of the GDC membership profile and the progress and impact of GDC members; and explores four major trends in the LMD sector, in the areas of digitalisation, access to finance, product diversification and consumer financing. Overall, the report finds that, despite significant challenges – not least Covid-19 – the LMD sector is impactful, resilient and increasingly professional. External support, including access to finance, is key to unlocking LMDs’ full potential for impact at the last mile as is the capacity of the sector as a whole to leverage LMDs’ learnings to accelerate growth and impact.

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