Vision: A world in which people are empowered to succeed in the global economy.
Mission: To promote economic opportunities for cooperatives, enterprises, and communities through the innovative application of sound business practice.
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. Total revenues for ACDI/VOCA and our affiliates are approximately $154 million. Its technical practices are catalyzing investment, climate-smart agriculture, empowerment and resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems. ACDI/VOCA employs around 1,300 people in the USA and overseas.
ACDI/VOCA is mission-driven. We are committed to a world in which people are empowered to succeed in the global economy. We believe that expanded opportunities, and the power to pursue them, bring about economic growth. Our work expands capacity and opportunities for women, men, boys, and girls in developing countries.
We are also market-minded. As a “nonprofit that means business,” our programs’ interventions engage industry stakeholders to align incentives for efficiency and market success. This market-driven approach creates sustainable change.
In more than 50 years of effecting change around the world, we have developed and adapted signature tools that change people’s lives for the better. From ground-breaking value chain analysis to teaching farming families about business basics, our training methodologies empower people to make positive changes in their lives.