USAID’s Voluntary Foreign Aid Panel Gets New Members

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah has unveiled the new composition of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid.

Created in 1946, the committee acts as a link between the U.S. government and private voluntary organizations engaged in overseas humanitarian assistance and development work. It comprises up to 30 private citizens with a broad knowledge on international development. The group is expected to advise USAID on areas such as strengthening the agency’s efforts to promote good government, democracy and economic growth.

The new members of ACVFA are listed on USAID’s website. They are scheduled to meet on May 13 at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington, D.C.

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