VEGA Receives Extension for Leader With Associate Award

VEGA Receives Extension for Leader With Associate Award

Click the image above to read a letter from VEGA's President & CEO Michael Deal.
 Economic Growth a Priority for Global Development for Bipartisan Members of Congress and Trump Administration

Economic Growth a Priority for Global Development for Bipartisan Members of Congress and Trump Administration

VEGA applauds introduction of the Economic Growth and Development Act, launch of the Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance and nomination of Ambassador Mark Green for top USAID post. Click the image to read the full press release.
Engineers Without Borders USA Chapter Presidents Send Open Letter to Congress

Engineers Without Borders USA Chapter Presidents Send Open Letter to Congress

Click the image above to read the full letter of support for VEGA.
Senate Letter in Support of VEGA to USAID

Senate Letter in Support of VEGA to USAID

Members of the U.S Senate sent a letter of support for VEGA to USAID Acting Administrator Wade Warren.
International Volunteer Day Forum & Volunteer Celebration 2016

International Volunteer Day Forum & Volunteer Celebration 2016

Check out videos, photos and volunteer stories from the event!
Volunteer Impact 360

Volunteer Impact 360

Celebrating America's skilled volunteers creating transformational change in international development
Corporate Solutions

Corporate Solutions

VEGA builds lasting relationships and convenes non-traditional partners across sectors to collectively address economic growth and poverty worldwide. Click the photo to learn more.
VEGA Annual Report 2015-16

VEGA Annual Report 2015-16

Check out our latest Annual Report, filled with new programs, new Members, volunteer stories, and statistics.
Farmer-to-Farmer

Farmer-to-Farmer

All of VEGA's current Farmer-to-Farmer grants under the Special Program Support Project
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The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance envisions a world in which all people have access to sustainable economic opportunities.

 

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is a consortium of 29 member NGOs that generate more prosperity through partnerships that bring together highly skilled volunteers with people around the globe seeking opportunities for self-reliance. Since 2004, VEGA has partnered with the U.S. government on 59 economic growth programs in 47 countries, saving more than $32 million taxpayer dollars and nearly doubling the program value through cost share and leverage, including more than 44,000 days of volunteer service.

 

  • What We Do
  • Our Model
  • Our Impact

Programs & Regions

Our member organizations have worked on VEGA programs in 46 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 29 major U.S. volunteer organizations focused on international economic growth.

  • 2004
  • 29
  • 2017

U.S. Organizations

VEGA is a member owned nonprofit

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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.

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  • Donor Rep.Donor Rep.

VEGA has a fast and direct procurement mechanism

  • 89 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
VEGA’s mission is to generate more prosperity through partnerships that bring together highly skilled volunteers with people around the globe seeking opportunities for self-reliance. These are their stories of success.

Kenex Sevilla

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Wayuu Artisan Women’s Initiative Leads to 231% Increase in Income

Under the Wayuu Artisan Women’s Initiative headed...

Micah Lund: Promoting a Better Business Environment in Uzbekistan

Promoting a regular dialogue between the government...