Embracing The
Sharing Economy

Utilising Digital Platforms in the Sharing of Goods, Assets and Services


What We Do

Sharing Economy for Business is the ultimate enterprise solutions based on the Sharing Economy business model.

This innovative approach is led by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) whereby we facilitate matching of enterprise Sharing Economy solutions in collaboration with Local & International Sharing Economy platforms.


What is Sharing Economy?

Sharing Economy is about accessing and leveraging idle assets, goods and skills of the crowd/ people, facilitated via digital platforms. Other popular terms used together with Sharing Economy include gig and freelance economy.


Sharing Economy contributes
USD2.7 trillion
to Global Economy

Sharing Economy is disrupting economic sectors at global scale i.e logistics, transportations, professional services, tourism, household and financial services

BY 2025

Projected Market Revenue
USD335 billion

20% of global workforce will be Freelancers

Overview of
Sharing Economy in Malaysia

As Malaysia dives into the opportunities of Sharing Economy, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is championing the Sharing Economy development in Malaysia in terms of:

Filling the supply and demand gap by facilitating long-term growth and support for Sharing Economy platforms.

Facilitating adoption of Sharing Economy services and solutions among businesses.

Close to 700,000 Malaysians
earning RM1.3 billion in income since 2016

Thousands of jobs are posted on Sharing Economy platforms daily, offering a variety of work opportunities for those with the right skills.

For Digital work, people can do this from anywhere in the world and at any time they want.

Most of the jobs are ideal for Malaysian with reasonable talent/skills and a reliable internet connection. The part-time jobs / gigs will help them to generate additional income while maintaining their full-time jobs.



Earn extra income as gig workers and freelancers on validated gig and Sharing Economy platforms. All you need is a device and internet connection to perform your gigs.


Use your skills to secure high value freelance jobs from global platform.

Sharing Economy for Business

Level-up your business by adopting Sharing Economy models or beef up your branding by becoming one of the MDEC’s endorsed Sharing Economy platforms.

Types of
Sharing Economy

Physical Assets Sharing

Temporary access to underutilised physical assets

Intangible Assets Sharing

Temporary access to less tangible e.g. time & skills

Goods Sharing

Passing down, exchanging, or selling used or pre-owned goods

Money Sharing

Enable sharing of funds to invest in entrepreneurs, artists, projects, etc.


Sharing Economy platforms facilitate the transactions between the market demand and the providers of services, which are the people (freelancers or gig workers and businesses).




Businesses and household (Global and local market)


Matching demand and supply of services, and managing distribution, transactions, quality, etc.




Our Partners

Logistics & Delivery Services
Food Delivery & Homecook Services
Personal Helper & Caregiver
Healthcare, Lifestyle & Wellness Services
Content Creation
Content Review
Part-time Crew
Ride & Transportation
Ads, Promotion & Marketing
Tourism Related Services
Repair, Install & Maintenance & Domestic Services
Business Process & Creative Works
Digital & Professional Work
Education & Training
Dropship & Referral
Sales & Marketing

Success Stories

Resource Centre

Malaysia's Sharing Economy: Are we up to the challenge?

Sharing Economy in Retail and F&B subsectors

Digital Platform Work: How digital access and competencies affect job-seeking

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Sharing Economy?

Sharing Economy is about accessing and leveraging idle assets, goods and skills of the crowd/ people, facilitated via digital platforms. Other popular terms used together with Sharing Economy include gig and freelance economy.

2. What are Sharing Economy platforms?

Sharing Economy platforms match the market demand from customers and businesses with the service providers or asset owners whom are gig workers and freelancers. These platforms also manage the distribution, transaction and quality of the services provided, enabling individuals to work on a short-term basis and perform different kinds of jobs or tasks and receive payment for their services.

3. Who are the Sharing Economy Platform Partners?

Sharing Economy Platform Partners are platforms which have been validated by MDEC and the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM). These platforms are validated to ensure that the services provided are legitimate, and that their customers, gig workers and freelancers who are subscribing to and working on these platforms are protected.

MDEC has built strong partnerships with many Sharing Economy platforms that covers multiple economy sectors. MDEC offers value-added services to these Platform Partners that include access to trained gig workers and freelancers; market development facilitation; various forms of assistance; awareness programmes and incentives by MDEC and/or any other Government agencies or ministries which are targeted specifically for Sharing Economy businesses and/or gig and freelance workers.

The Platform Partners enable gig and freelance workers to connect with a wide range of jobs with varying degrees of specialization. These might include physical tasks such as driving for ride-hailing services, simple online tasks like completing surveys or complex tasks such as programming for animation.

4. Is my company eligible to be a Sharing Economy Platform Partner?

Sharing Economy platforms/ providers/ operators in all economic sectors having valid business entity with permanent establishment (business entity) in Malaysia can apply by complying to the following mandatory criteria:

  1. 1. A registered legal entity with SSM and incorporated under the Companies Act, 2016.
  2. Carry out one or more types of *Sharing Economy promoted by MDEC.
    • Types of Sharing Economy promoted by MDEC refers to activities in relation to any of the following:
      • Assets – based services (temporary access to owned physical assets)
      • Intangible (skills, time) (collaborate or exchange less-tangible assets)
  3. Core business activity is part of one or more Sharing Economy model that will benefit the Malaysian community as follows:
    • Digital Micro Tasks: Simple online tasks that can be completed digitally within minutes and do not require prior experience or a specific skill to perform.
    • Digitally Enabled Tasks: On-demand physical tasks/ location-based services (LBS) that are distributed online but require on-site presence and may require specific skills.
    • Digital Work: Professional work, mostly domain-specific that is performed digitally and requires specific skills and qualifications. Commonly offered through assessment or bidding.

You can register your application with us at the registration section HERE

5. What are the benefits of being a Sharing Economy platform partner?
  1. Exclusive Access
    • Access to trained gig workers and freelancers
    • Participation in regular talks and seminars, exclusive discussions and roundtables with leaders of industry, government agencies and ministries
  2. Brand Awareness & Business Opportunities
    • Participation in relevant programmes by MDEC which can either increase the adoption of the platforms’ services, increase the number of gig workers and freelancers, ultimately expanding their market and brand awareness
  3. Support & Collaboration
    • Access to various forms of support e.g. approval letter to operate during National Recovery Plan, regulatory issues etc.
    • Access to the Sharing Economy network of mentors.
6. What is eRezeki? And how eRezeki can help me to become gig worker?

eRezeki enables Malaysians, especially the low and middle-income communities, generate additional income by doing digital tasks or jobs via gig or Sharing Economy platforms.

7. How do I participate in eRezeki Programme?

Registration can be done at https://corpwebv3prd.wpengine.com/erezeki. You need to have an email address ready before the registration process. Once registered, a validation link will be send to your email account for the next process. Once the link is validated, you will be able to log in eRezeki system

8. What is Global Online Workforce (GLOW)? And, how GLOW can help me become a Digital Freelancer?

Global Online Workforce (GLOW) will equip you with skills and know-how to become successful digital freelancers. The programme has helped thousands of Malaysians to secure and carry out freelance jobs via digital platforms.

9. How do I join GLOW?

Registration can be done at https://corpwebv3prd.wpengine.com/glowmalaysia/. You need to be a Malaysian, above 18 years old, with good English spoken and written proficiency and basic ICT skills. You must also possess specialised in-demand skill sets

Contact Us

For General enquiries:
1-800-88-8338 / +603-83153000 (if you are calling from outside of Malaysia)
Email: clic@mdec.com.my