Driton Krasniqi with newly produced feed, at Rudina Farm in Prizren, Kosovo.

“For the first time ever, I managed to produce 1,600 tons of high quality [feed], averaging 48 tons per hectare. It cost me only 19,200 euros, instead of 48,000 euros if I were to buy it,” said Aruq Krasniqi of the Rudina farm, Prizren.  

Photo courtesy of USAID: Chemonics International/Milazim Makolli

The HELP Commission - United States Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People around the Globe

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Welcome to the Web site of the Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People Around the Globe Commission. 

Our 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. 


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. Read more >> 


Click here to download the HELP Commission report, Beyond Assistance.

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Final Report

Click the cover to the left to download our report.(PDF 1.94 MB)

Draft Legislation

A Foreign Assistance Act for the Twenty-First Century: An Outline (PDF 128KB)


HELP Commission Recommendations for Legislative Action (PDF 100KB)

Additional Information

Please the biographies of our members, and our fact sheet. 

Background Paper

Foreign Assistance: What Works and What Doesn't with Recommendations for Future Improvements (PDF 395 KB)

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