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Sharing economy

Benefits and barriers to the sharing economy in low-income countries

2017 Available in English

A woman wears a brightly coloured head-covering and stands next to a plastic bowl hanging on a metal fixture

A woman walks through the market. D. Stanley, 2013, under CC licence

This report from Tearfund and The Institute for Sustainable Futures is the first to consider the role of sharing apps in reducing poverty. Our research suggests that sharing apps could drive sustainable development, and recommends investment in technology and support for the most pro-poor applications, as well as identifying the barriers to further expansion of the sharing economy in developing countries.

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