The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is a 501(c)3 organization that brings together its 26 members to implement economic growth projects overseas. All of our members incorporate highly-skilled volunteers into most or all of their programs.
Areas of Expertise
Our economic growth programs can involve a range of outputs. While our 26 members bring a full range of skills and experience to our programs, we focus on these major areas for stimulating economic growth.
- Agriculture & Food Security
- Enterprise Development
- Environment & Energy
- Financial Services
- Tourism Development
- Trade & Investment
Nearly all of our programming contributes to USAID’s global initiatives.
- Inclusive Market Systems
- Innovation & Technology
- Local Capacity Development
- Post-Conflict Countries
- Public-Private Alliances
- Value Chains
- Youth & Employment
VEGA’s 36 programs are located in 28 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.
A VEGA panel presents its perspectives to share new ideas and lessons learned.
VEGA representative (far left) visits a VEGA program in Sri Lanka.