ACDI/VOCA at a Glance
ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 146 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.
ACDI/VOCA / (pronounced A-C-D-I-Vōca) / n
1. The name ACDI/VOCA dates back to the 1997 merger of Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance. Both were nonprofit international economic development organizations [founded by the U.S. cooperative community.] The merger achieved new economies of scale and blended the complementary strengths of ACDI’s long-term development approaches and VOCA’s people-to-people volunteer activities. 2. Now known by acronym only.
- Founded in 1963
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
- Total revenues for ACDI/VOCA and Affiliates of approximately $143 million
- 35 active projects in 28 countries
- ~1,270 current employees:
- U.S. – ~150
- Overseas – ~1,120
- 200–300 short-term technical consulting assignments per year