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Case Study: Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Amid the War in Ukraine .

Case Study | September 5, 2023

To allow for greater flexibility in responding to changes in Ukraine’s operating environment and to ensure successful activity implementation, AGRO has placed collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) at the center of its planning, implementation, and evaluation practices.

This case study focuses on changes in how the USAID/Ukraine Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Activity team manages their relationships with local partners, handles communications, and continues to learn and adjust to maintain progress in project activities in response to instability caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine. CLA approaches have helped AGRO adjust to changing conditions while achieving their development goals. Lessons from this context are relevant for other programs that operate in conflict settings and rapidly changing environments.