The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) is a research and policy program that provides technical assistance and information support for international organizations engaged in humanitarian action and conflict transformation. The Program was established in August 2000 as a collaborative effort of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. With the governments of Switzerland and Sweden serving as its core donors, the Program services international organizations, in particular the United Nations, with innovative and coherent policy inputs on humanitarian law, human security, and conflict management. Special attention is devoted to the role of new information technologies in the policymaking work of governments and international organizations. Situated in one of the world's most dynamic academic and policy environments, HPCR applies its unique access and resources to address new policy challenges. Valuing flexibility and entrepreneurship, the Program nonetheless measures success in terms of practical impact.