Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Association
  • Staff26-50
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2004
Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is a consortium of 30 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. VEGA was founded in 2004 as a procurement partner responsive to a call from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for a consortium to coordinate highly skilled volunteers into economic growth programs. VEGA Members each bring unique people, programming expertise, ideas, and breadth to the Alliance that allows VEGA programs to scale in new and exciting ways. Based in Washington, D.C., we manage programs all over the developing world. Our programs aim to build the capacity of local organizations to scale services, create jobs, increase commerce and trade, improve management, and form sustainable partnerships. Expert volunteers from the U.S. participate in our programs. These individuals typically have several decades of experience and bring to the programs a passion and productivity that are unmatched. During assignments, they build strong relationships with our local partners to address their specific demands and help them build capacity, scale-up more rapidly and incorporate innovative solutions.  Local partners include everyone from entrepreneurs and cooperatives to central banks and government agencies. We share the successful stories and impact from our members’ programs, contributing to conversations that advance best practices in international development. Our program start-up model can be utilized by government agencies, private sector partners, and other organizations to mobilize technical assistance for economic growth programs. We believe that increasing economic growth is the best way to help people lift themselves out of poverty and improve their quality of life. That’s why our programs are committed to serving women, youth, and others who are ready to be entrepreneurs or learn new business skills.

Where is Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)
Staff1Location of current staff
    Location of open jobs
    Projects2Location of contracts awarded


    Job openings over the past year

    32Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Request for Technical Experts in Agriculture, Economic Growth, Disaster Relief and Resilience,...
      United States
    • Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist
      United States

    Staff at Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) have experience in


    • development
    • international development
    • economic policy
    • usaid
    • agricultural technology


    • goal global


    • united states
    • south africa
    • colombia
    • pakistan
    • afghanistan


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

    Contact Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)

    Current staff

    {{contact.full_name}} - {{contact.headline || contact.employment_title}}
    • Angela Canterbury
      Managing Director of Communications and Advocacy
    • Updated {{contact.updated_at | date:dateFormat}}

    Former staff

    {{contact.full_name}} - {{contact.headline || contact.employment_title}}
    • Updated {{contact.updated_at | date:dateFormat}}
    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • Washington, DC
    • 734 15th Street NW Suite 1100


    Primary sectors

    Private Sector Development
    Events / Training
    Market Research
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Financial Services
    Economic Policy
    Procurement Process
    Data Management
    Farming / Crops

    Primary Funders

    Contract Awards

    Feed the Future: The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program

    United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Reducing Levels of Aflatoxins and Other Contaminants in Maize and Soybean

    United States Agency for International Development (USAID)