HELP Commission's Mission

The 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 mission statement:

The 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.