Jenny Lei Ravelo


Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex senior reporter based in Manila. Since 2011, she has covered a wide range of development and humanitarian aid issues, from leadership and policy changes at DfID to the logistical and security impediments faced by international and local aid responders in disaster-prone and conflict-affected countries in Africa and Asia. Her interests include global health and the analysis of aid challenges and trends in sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest Articles

What we know as WHO heads into historic election
19 May 2017

The World Health Organization is preparing to hold its first ever election to fill the post of director-general. With politicking still going on in earnest behind the scenes, the race is still anyone's to win. Devex lays out what we know so far about the candidates' prospects — and the challenges the eventual winner will face.

EU aid at stake in the Philippines in the midst of a political firestorm
19 May 2017

The Philippines has stated it will not accept foreign aid from the European Union that may interfere with internal policies, but details remain hazy. Here's what we know so far.

ADB and the open government agenda
16 May 2017

At a time of growing public distrust in governments and established institutions in different parts of the globe, what role can multilateral institutions such as the Asian Development Bank play to re-establish confidence while ensuring service delivery to citizens? Sanjay Pradhan, chief executive officer of the Open Government Partnership, shared his insights at the ADB's 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

In southern Philippines, a test for WHO's unconventional venture
16 May 2017

At the launch of the World Health Organization's new country cooperation strategy with the Philippines in the city of Davao in Mindanao, a question emerged: Should the WHO shift its focus and boost its presence more locally?

The battle for green growth and the challenge for ADB in Asia
16 May 2017

The decisions Asian governments and institutions such as the Asian Development Bank take in terms of their investments will have huge implications on the world's climate future, Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute, told Devex at the ADB's 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

Asia-Pacific Climate Finance Fund aims to be broader, flexible
9 May 2017

Despite the proliferation of climate funds, countries are finding difficulty in accessing them, or matching their needs on the ground. Launched by Germany and the Asian Development Bank, the newest climate fund for Asia-Pacific hopes to change that.

Shifting roles for MDBs
8 May 2017

What role can multilateral development banks such as the Asian Development Bank play in today's development landscape? United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar shares her insights.

The events that shaped ADB’s policies in the past 50 years
4 May 2017

Over the past 50 years, the bank has grown and evolved. Devex looks at the major events that shaped ADB into the bank it is today.

3 insights from World Bank's Tim Evans on global health
26 Apr 2017

In the midst of uncertainties are opportunities for the global health community to rethink strategies on how to more effectively use development assistance for health.

Who's who in #globaldev: April 2017 appointments
24 Apr 2017

Malala Yousafzai and Achim Steiner are taking on new responsibilities under the United Nations.