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

February 20, 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.

On March 1, 2018, IFC launched 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.

The executive summary is available in English and Arabic. The Arabic version includes the Egypt country case.