What We Do

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.

Areas of Expertise

Our economic growth programs can involve a range of outputs. While our Members bring a full range of skills and experience to our programs, we focus on these major areas for stimulating economic growth.

Themes

Nearly all of our programming contributes to USAID’s global initiatives.

Programs

VEGA’s 58 programs are located in 46 countries. Sometimes, Members implement programs on their own, and other times in partnership with other Members. Our overall focus for all programs remains the same: to build sustainable enterprises that contribute to prosperous economies.

We put programs into the field quickly and efficiently, monitor progress, share outcomes, and, when appropriate, incorporate highly-skilled volunteers.

Convener
Convener

Convener

A VEGA panel presents its perspectives to share new ideas and lessons learned.

Manager
Manager

Manager

VEGA representative (far left) visits a VEGA program in Sri Lanka.