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.
Upcoming Webinar: M&E Capacity Building with Local Partners

Upcoming Webinar: M&E Capacity Building with Local Partners

Join VEGA and InsideNGO for the next installment of the M&E webinar series. Click the photo for more details and to register!
VEGA Farmer-to-Farmer Small Grant Opportunities: Serbia & Turkmenistan 

VEGA Farmer-to-Farmer Small Grant Opportunities: Serbia & Turkmenistan 

Announcing two Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project Small Grants! Click on the picture for details.
New Case Study: Powering African Agriculture

New Case Study: Powering African Agriculture

Read VEGA's latest case study. The goal of PAA is to assist the Geothermal Development Company to develop projects where local communities benefit directly from geothermal energy. Click the photo for more information.
Strengthening Lebanon’s Economy by Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Strengthening Lebanon’s Economy by Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Read VEGA's case study on the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance (LIM) Program implemented by the International Executive Service Corps (IESC), which administered grants to microfinance organizations operating in rural communities around Lebanon. Click the photo to read more.
VEGA Launches VEGAsolutions.com

VEGA Launches VEGAsolutions.com

VEGA SOLUTIONS aligns corporate needs with the project management experience of VEGA's Members to develop custom company-specific solutions.

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

What’s New

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