Guidance for CAP Project Selection and Prioritisation

Prioritisation in the CAP refers to the process of focusing the collective efforts of thehumanitarian community on the most urgent assistance and protection needs in a crisis; i. e. those identified through a participatory and objective needs assessment followed by inclusiveand analytical strategy-setting. This process should result in agreement on which projectsare required to respond to humanitarian need. Moreover, donors have been calling for a rigorous process of prioritisation, based on needsassessment and led by UN Humanitarian Coordinators. They have welcomed examples ofgood practice in the field, such as clear criteria for prioritisation and the establishment oftechnical-level project peer reviews, to examine organisations' projects during thepreparation of consolidated appeal documents and their revisions or mid-year reviews. InMay, the Emergency Relief Coordinator again committed to strengthening prioritisation in theCAP.