Congress Directs USAID to Prioritize Skilled Volunteers

Congress Directs USAID to Prioritize Skilled Volunteers

Read VEGA's New Privacy Policy

Read VEGA's New Privacy Policy

The VEGA LWA "Final" Report

The VEGA LWA "Final" Report

On January 19, VEGA submitted the VEGA LWA Final Report to USAID covering the 2004-2017 period. Click the image to read about the development and economic impact of our NGO members and their expert volunteers across 46 programs in 41 countries during the 13-year life of the LWA.
Volunteer of the Year Award Celebration 2017

Volunteer of the Year Award Celebration 2017

Feed the Future Nigeria and Nestlé Maize Quality Improvement Partnership

Feed the Future Nigeria and Nestlé Maize Quality Improvement Partnership

VEGA is pleased to announce a new public-private partnership to generate shared value and improve livelihoods! VEGA has brought together USAID, Nestlé and VEGA Member CNFA to leverage skilled volunteers to train 20,000+ smallholder farmers and 200+ small agricultural business in Nigeria. Click the image to learn more about this exciting new program.
VEGA Annual Report 2016-2017

VEGA Annual Report 2016-2017

VEGA Applauds Senate's Unanimous Confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green as USAID Administrator

VEGA Applauds Senate's Unanimous Confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green as USAID Administrator

Read the full press release from VEGA President & CEO Michael Deal by clicking the image.
A New Volunteer Initiative and a New Chapter for VEGA

A New Volunteer Initiative and a New Chapter for VEGA

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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.
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 25 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 68 economic growth programs in 56 countries, saving more than $34 million taxpayer dollars and nearly doubling the program value through cost share and leverage, including more than 47,000 days of volunteer service.
  • What We Do
  • Our Model
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Programs & Regions

Our member organizations have worked on VEGA programs in 56 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.

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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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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.

GLOBAL NETWORKS: Volunteers’ Networks Amplify Results

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Volunteer Experts Assist Ethiopian Manufacturing Firms to Improve Productivity and Quality Control System

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New Challenges to an Ancient Lifestyle

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Erin Cummings: Engineer Helps Bring Water to Drought-Stricken Ethiopia

After volunteering for two weeks in water-starved...

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