ACAPS is an independent information provider that is free from the bias or vested interests of any specific enterprise, sector, or region. As independent specialists in humanitarian needs analysis and assessment, ACAPS is not affiliated with the UN or any other organisation. This helps guarantee that its analysis is objective and evidence-based.
ACAPS was established in 2009 as a nonprofit, nongovernmental project with the aim of conducting independent, groundbreaking humanitarian analysis to help humanitarian workers, influencers, fundraisers, and donors make better-informed decisions. The project is overseen by a consortium of three NGOs: the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Save the Children and Mercy Corps.