Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support project

Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support project

A new five-year project recently launched in Egypt. Click the image to learn more.
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
VEGA Programs Successfully Support DCA

VEGA Programs Successfully Support DCA

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!
VEGA Pays Tribute to Volunteers

VEGA Pays Tribute to Volunteers

The 2015 Volunteers of the Year have been named! Click the image to read more.
New Financial Assistance Program will put Credit in the Hands of Farmers in Mali

New Financial Assistance Program will put Credit in the Hands of Farmers in Mali

VEGA has been awarded a five-year program to increase the use of USAID’s Development Credit Authority in Mali.

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