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Global Communities is a non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable. Founded in 1952, Global Communities has broad international reach and scale, having worked in more than 80 countries since our inception.

With decades of experience at the cutting-edge of economic, social and political development, we have considerable technical expertise designing and implementing programs to tackle food security and hunger, financial inclusion, water and sanitation, humanitarian assistance, disaster recovery and reconstruction in some of the most complex and resource-challenged places in the world. We also work very closely with vulnerable women, youth and other disadvantaged groups to ensure access to resources, employment, and education to reduce inequality and promote their full participation in their community.

We seek partnerships with companies, foundations, and governments to support our mission to promote sustainable, community-led solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Stimulating a Reliable Market for Maize through Public-Private Partnerships Image

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07-31-18

Stimulating a Reliable Market for Maize through Public-Private Partnerships

In Kenya, maize markets are fragmented and volatile, especially for vulnerable smallholder farmers. Many farmers continue to trade directly with middlemen who often take advantage of them. Partnering with major commodity buyers is a win-win strategy to empower smallholder farmers to live with pro...

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06-14-18

Community Voices and Assets

Competing for greater market share while employing sound environmental and social practices requires that corporations design and execute comprehensive and integrated external stakeholder strategies.  The degree to which a company incorporates stakeholder contributions into its business decision-...

What Do You Do When You Are Investing in Your Workforce but Your Suppliers Are Not? Image

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05-01-18

What Do You Do When You Are Investing in Your Workforce but Your Suppliers Are Not?

With an increasingly globalized economy, many multi-national corporations (MNCs) find it more profitable to outsource production of goods and services to companies operating in countries where manufacturing inputs and labor costs are lower. However, as these efforts continue to grow in size, some...

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04-24-18

Global Communities and John Deere Foundation Expand Partnership in South America

Global Communities recently announced that it has partnered with the John Deere Foundation to expand its intervention with vulnerable populations to Argentina and additional areas in Brazil, building on its previous successful work in John Deere home communities over the past six years. Programmi...

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02-26-18

Investing in Energy Access

Providing first-time electricity to more than 1 billion people around the world is not a task for the fainthearted. In fact, it is quite risky.

Despite the risks, the private sector is interested. According to the International Energy A...

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01-30-18

Global Communities Announces Initiative to Promote Sourcing Communities’ Sustainability and Resilience

Global Communities has launched the Responsible Sourcing Initiative (RSI), a unique approach to partnering with civil society, governments, suppliers, and corporations to promote inclusive economic growth and resilience within vulnerable communities around the world. Under the RS...

Global Communities and Cargill Partner to Facilitate Agricultural Trade, Improved Market Access in Kenya Image

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01-22-18

Global Communities and Cargill Partner to Facilitate Agricultural Trade, Improved Market Access in Kenya

Global Communities and Cargill have entered into a strategic partnership to promote agricultural trade for small- and medium-sized agribusinesses in Kenya. The collaboration will stimulate commercial linkages between Cargill and Kenyan small- and medium-sized agribusiness that are working with Gl...

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03-12-14

BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Global Communities Complete First Year of Partnership to Assist Vulnerable Communities in Colombia

Global Communities today announced the successful completion of the first year of a partnership with BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities (BSC) to assist vulnerable communities and displaced persons in Colombia. BSC has provided US $28.6 million to ANDA, a five-year program specifically designed ...

 DLA Piper Foundation Partners with Global Communities to Rebuild Livelihoods in Areas Struck by Typhoon in Philippines Image

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02-25-14

DLA Piper Foundation Partners with Global Communities to Rebuild Livelihoods in Areas Struck by Typhoon in Philippines

The DLA Piper Foundation has donated $43,369 to Global Communities to assist recovery efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The typhoon struck on November 8, 2013, and caused widespread destruction, damaging more than 1 million homes and affecting 14 million people.

Wit...

Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities Launch $4.4 Million Partnership to Improve Job Prospects for Youth in Middle East and North Africa Image

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02-21-13

Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities Launch $4.4 Million Partnership to Improve Job Prospects for Youth in Middle East and North Africa

The Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities today announced a $4.4 million, three-year partnership to prepare youth in Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen for the labor market and job placement. The Middle East and North Africa Youth Empowerment Strategy (MENA-YES), which targets young people aged 15...

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