Program Description

The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) is a research and policy program based at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative devoted to conducting research on — and analyzing practical solutions for — professional and policy dilemmas facing the humanitarian sector. The Program was established in August 2000 as a collaborative effort of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Specific activities of HPCR include producing research outputs that apply scientific analysis to policy oriented research, devising high-level trainings for humanitarian practitioners, and publishing methodological tools for use during humanitarian field operations.