The following recommendations have been prepared at the request of USAID Administrator Mark Green by the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). ACVFA was established by Presidential directive after World War II to serve as a link between the U.S. Government and private organizations active in humanitarian assistance and development work. USAID is developing a new policy framework that places a strong emphasis on “Furthering Self-Reliance” in the context of his vision to end the need for foreign assistance. ACVFA formed a working group to provide reactions to this emerging framework through a consultative dialogue with USAID. The working group was comprised of a select group of private citizens with deep knowledge and experience in international development.