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

Tedros' fundraising strategy for WHO, global health
25 May 2017

Devex looks at how the incoming director-general of the World Health Organization plans to address the aid agency's budget troubles.

A 'new era' for WHO as first African head elected — but challenges await
24 May 2017

Praise floods in for Ethiopia's Tedros following his election to the post of new director-general of the World Health Organization, as the global development community eyes his plans to pivot the organization and rebuild its reputation.

The next WHO director-general is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
23 May 2017

The former minister of health of Ethiopia was elected as the new leader of the U.N. global health body by the World Health Assembly on Tuesday.

In final speech, Chan argues against irrelevance
23 May 2017

Giving her last speech as WHO director-general, Margaret Chan tells the 70th World Health Assembly that though the organization may "falter," it never gives up.

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.