Driving Toward Equality: Women, Ride-Hailing, and the Sharing Economy

Henriette Kolb and Alexa Roscoe
International Finance Corporation
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Mar 1, 2018

New technologies and business models are rapidly opening alternative pathways to economic growth in emerging markets, offering opportunities to reshape lives while improving economies. The sharing economy—especially the ride-hailing industry—is a notable part of this transformation and has the potential to better include and serve women.

IFC is pleased to launch on March 1 the report Driving Toward Equality: Women, Ride-Hailing, and the Sharing Economy, which explores how women and men participate in ride-hailing, particularly in emerging markets. The report uses data from Uber and survey results of more than 11,000 drivers and riders. It sheds light on how the emergence of ride-hailing is affecting women's work and mobility and how companies across the sharing economy can ensure women's equal participation and gain. 

Please download the Driving Toward Equality  report and Executive Summary.

Workforce Development
Financial Inclusion
Economic Empowerment