Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)





The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is the world's largest independent consortium of economic growth organizations.  Founded in 2004 through a USAID Leader with Associate (LWA) cooperative agreement, VEGA is a 501(c)3 that offers subgrant management services and a unique way for donors to develop innovative economic growth programs. VEGA's special LWA funding mechanism allows USAID Missions a fast and efficient way to reach its 23 Member organizations that provide technical experts which can include highly-skilled volunteer practitioners.  Since its inception in 2004, USAID has funneled over $275 million through VEGA for 36 programs.

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As a member of VEGA, USAID can negotiate an Associate Award with FSVC through the VEGA mechanism.  In September 2011, VEGA, together with FSVC, began a four-year Financial Sector Development Program in Albania with $3.4 million of funding from USAID.

VEGA programs currently focus on Agriculture and Food Security, Enterprise Development, Financial Services, Environment and Energy, Tourism Development, Trade and Investment. 
VEGA Members are particularly well-qualified to meet objectives related to Gender, Public Private Alliances, Innovation and Technology, Local Capacity Development, Value Chains, Inclusive Market Systems, Post-Conflict Countries, and Youth and Employment.
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