Urban Gardening & Entrepreneurial Training in Haiti

Urban Gardening & Entrepreneurial Training in Haiti

Click on the image to learn more about Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Farmer-to-Farmer program in Haiti.
Volunteerism Gets a Boost at Brookings Institution Forum

Volunteerism Gets a Boost at Brookings Institution Forum

Click on the image to learn more about the Building Bridges Coalition's 10th anniversary event regarding the Sustainable Development Goals at Brookings.
ABADE Supported Artisan Featured at Smithsonian Museum

ABADE Supported Artisan Featured at Smithsonian Museum

This month, the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery of Asian Art unveiled Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan
F2F Volunteers Revolutionize Peanut Industry in Zambia

F2F Volunteers Revolutionize Peanut Industry in Zambia

Click the photo to read more about the Fully Belly Project and volunteers Jock Brandis and Randy Shackelford
USAID Staff: Are you Interested in how VEGA can Support you?

USAID Staff: Are you Interested in how VEGA can Support you?

Click the image to view our new video series!
Consultations to Improve General Directorate of Taxation’s Taxpayer Services

Consultations to Improve General Directorate of Taxation’s Taxpayer Services

In May 2016, FSVC provided two volunteer experts to conduct consultations with the GDT’s Taxpayer Services Department. Click the image to learn more.

About VEGA

The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance envisions a world in which all people have access to sustainable economic opportunities.

  • What We Do
  • Our Model
  • Our Impact

Programs & Regions

Our member organizations have worked on VEGA programs in 25 countries around the world that created sustainable change in diverse areas of economic growth.

 

USAID created VEGA

Since its procurement in 2004, VEGA has promoted citizen diplomacy and allowed USAID Missions easy access to the resources of 23 major U.S. volunteer organizations focused on international economic growth.

  • 2004
  • 23
  • 2014

U.S. Organizations

VEGA is a member owned nonprofit

MemberOwner

Highly-skilled volunteers are integrated seamlessly into overall program implementation

Highly-skilled volunteers are integrated seamlessly into overall program implementation

The focused expertise of volunteers is carefully matched to overall program goals and specific beneficiary needs to ensure achievement of measurable and sustainable results.

Members compete for each Associate Award

An independent panel of technical experts plus a representative from the USAID Mission or donor conduct a competitive review process.

  • Panel of Tech. ExpertsPanel of Tech. Experts
  • Donor Rep.Donor Rep.

VEGA has a fast and direct procurement mechanism

  • 75 days Max number of days VEGA needed to process awards
  • 160-225 days Number of days needed to procure full and open RFAs and RFPs

We provide a fast, cost-effective, and efficient method for putting programs into the field, monitoring their effectiveness, and sharing their results. Our alliance accomplishes more than any one organization can do alone.

$28,300,000

$28,300,000

Dollars USAID Saved

We have saved US taxpayers $28,300,000 by utilizing highly skilled volunteers in place of consultants to meet specialized program needs.

$276,614,000

$276,614,000

VEGA has earned over $275 million in Program Funding during its 10 year history.

% of Implementation

% of Implementation

  • 15% Volunteer
  • 85% Staff/Consultant