Laurie Adams, CEO of Women for Women International.

NEW YORK — When Women for Women International launched 26 years ago, the nonprofit expected that many of its operating countries in conflict would graduate to post-conflict status. That hasn’t happened as quickly as hoped, according to CEO Laurie Adams.

The rising prevalence of protracted crises and conflicts means a readjustment of what it means to operate in some of the most dangerous conflict and post-conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria, Adams told Devex.

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    Amy Lieberman

    Amy Lieberman is the New York Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.