Global Communities' programs in Europe and the Caucasus are assisting the region’s countries in their transition to market-based economies. Programs incorporate Global Communities' proven methodology of community-based development – mobilizing communities to democratically prioritize their needs and work in conjunction with local private, NGO, and municipal partners to achieve them. Global Communities is also helping to strengthen the competitiveness of industries through strategic partnerships and access to affordable finance.
Through LIDER, Global Communities' microfinance institution, small business and households have increased access to credit.
Global Communities is improving the learning environment in Kosovo schools by addressing the ugent need for new and upgraded facilities.
Global Communities is working with small and medium enterpises to help expand economic opportunities in Northern Montenegro. With a special focus on the tourism and agriculture sectors, Global Communities is providing technical support and capacity building to local enterprises to help them become more competitive.
As one of the largest development finance providers in the country, VITAS Romania contributes to the development of communities and the rise of household incomes by offering loans to expand small and medium enterprises and improve housing.
Global Communities' efforts in Armenia focused on job creation for vulnerable, rural communities through the rehabilitation and repair of community-prioritized infrastructure.
The Community Development Activity Program provided direct community development by training democratically elected Community Development Councils to help communities prioritize, plan, budget and implement local projects.
Global Communities provided vocational training in the construction sector and expanding employment opportunities through community-identified infrastructure projects.
From 2000-201, Global Communities worked in Serbia to promote peace, stability and economic development. Most recently, Global Communities helped communities prepare for disasters while promoting job creation in partnership with local businesses.