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

6 tips on how to succeed in ADB-financed consulting contracts
26 Jun 2017

Sometimes, it's the simple tasks that can make or break your chances in securing that ADB consulting contract, as Devex learned in conversation with a procurement specialist at the multilateral institution.

Who's who in #globaldev: June 2017 appointments
26 Jun 2017

A leading figure in the fight against poverty is taking on a new job, a "fearless" woman is joining the Ford Foundation, and a former U.S. official who joined academia is returning to the nonprofit sector in this month's executive appointments.

A peek into Bloomberg's new public health initiative
23 Jun 2017

The Partnership for Healthy Cities was launched as part of Michael Bloomberg's appointment as World Health Organization global ambassador for noncommunicable diseases. But it has much to reveal about how Bloomberg's foundation works in the area of public health.

What to know about WHO's newly launched courses on outbreaks, emergencies
20 Jun 2017

The courses are free, and could be helpful not just to frontline responders, but also public health professionals, policymakers and donors.

Data details attacks on health care in Syria, in hope of change
16 Jun 2017

Health organizations working in Syria have tried a new methodology to collect data on attacks against health care in the country, hoping it would help put a halt to the violence. But even with rigorously verified information, attacks continue unabated.

DevExplains: How WHO's incident management system works
14 Jun 2017

How does the World Health Organization run during emergencies and outbreaks? Devex spoke with Wynne Boelt, communications officer for WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, to learn more about the aid agency's incident management system.

WHO AFRO reforms: A conversation with Dr. Matshidiso Moeti
13 Jun 2017

The first woman regional director for the World Health Organization in Africa made revisions to the office’s structure and way of working. Devex spoke with Moeti to take stock of the reforms and discuss how prepared her office is for future emergencies.

8 takeaways from the 70th World Health Assembly
31 May 2017

From a historic election to a compact on universal health care, the 70th World Health Assembly proved a whirlwind of activity and discussion. For those unable to attend, Devex has the main takeaways.

WHO's budget and the tasks for the next director-general
30 May 2017

Devex spoke with the World Health Organization's assistant director-general for general management, to discuss the aid agency's new budget and what changes are required and underway for the organization's financial future.

Who's who in #globaldev: May 2017 appointments
29 May 2017

Big elections and appointments in the United Nations top this month's executive appointments in international development.