HELP Commission's Mission
Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People
Around the Globe, or HELP, Commission was charged with
implementing Public Law 108-199 to study all US foreign development
assistance. Click here to read the legislation that established the HELP Commission. Also, you can read
Congressman Frank R. Wolf's statement upon introduction of the HELP Commission Act -- October 9, 2003
by clicking here.
Subsequently, the Commission approved for itself the following
HELP Commission shall develop and deliver actionable proposals to the
President, Secretary of State and Congress to enhance and leverage the
efficiency and effectiveness of U.S.
foreign assistance programs to reduce poverty through sustained
economic growth and self-sufficiency. The Commission will
communicate the need for change and will make bold recommendations for
mechanisms, structures and incentives which will create definable,
achievable and measurable outcomes that empower recipients and meet U.S. national security and foreign policy goals and objectives.