5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Driving towards equality? Women, ride-hailing and the sharing economy

This lab session examines how ride-hailing can provide new economic opportunities for women as drivers and riders.

Project or report lab
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
14:00 to 15:15

This lab discussion will be examining women's role in ride-hailing in both developed and emerging markets. 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 is a notable part of this transformation, as peer-to-peer networks can broaden access to goods and servces, leverage underutilized assets, and create new forms of work. But for this to become reality the challenges to making this happen must be identified and overcome. The session will highlight and discuss a new report Driving Toward Equality: Women, Ride-Hailing.

Organised by


Abigail Hunt
Research Fellow
Overseas Development Institute
Joanne Kubba
Director of Public Policy
Henriette Kolb
Head, Gender Secretariat
International Finance Corporation