Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP)
At the onset, the Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) was meant to “strengthen the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations”. This inter-agency process quickly evolved into a broader framework encompassing the entire humanitarian community, inclusive of UN and non-UN entities. The Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP), feeding into the CAP, was then developed to better address coordination needs. The latter was soon recognized by donors as an important tool serving the raison d’être of the CAP, namely humanitarian coordination.